How to clean your pontoon boat

Jenny from South Carolina, our third CLR 101 Uses contest winner, says that she uses CLR to clean the water stains off of our pontoons. “We just spray it on and let it sit for about an hour and then wash it off with a pressure washer.”

Cleaning and maintaining pontoon boats can be tricky. Moisture, plus time sitting in storage can cause mold, rust, and calcium to build up on the many surfaces of a Pontoon boat. Fortunately, CLR has safe and effective cleaning solutions that can restore your entire pleasure craft to almost new condition.

Boat seats and fabric coverings:

Use CLR® Mold & Mildew Clear A safer and more effective cleaner than bleach, you can use it after every outing on your vinyl and fabric surfaces. The foam sprayer was designed to give you a more direct application preventing splash back as well as mold spores from spreading in the air—just spray and wipe. 

Boat Deck Carpet:

Use CLR® Stain-Free Carpet, Floor and Fabric—An all-purpose, multi-surface stain remover compromised of an eco-friendly formula removes tough water stains and spots. And when your done with your boat, you can use CLR Stain-Free Carpet, Floor and Fabric for your home. It’s great for painted walls, hardwood floors, baseboards, glass, metal, brick, concrete, marble, laminated countertops, and more.

Pontoon Tubes and other Aluminum Parts:

Use CLR® Metal Clear—A safe and mildly abrasive cleaner is perfect for polishing aluminum. It can help reduce drag by providing a smooth surface for the pontoon tubes so your boat can move easier through the water… saving you gas!

Stainless Steel Parts

Use CLR® Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover— for gunk that can build-up on stainless steel components like your boat ladder, cup holders, and connector flanges.

Things you will need for a complete clean:

  • The Products above
  • Pressure washer (not necessary, put helpful)
  • Brush, cloth or sponge
  • Rubber or latex gloves
  • Warm Water and a bucket

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