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Whether your cleaning challenge is in the kitchen or garage, our cleaning experts are here to help you.  Below are some of the tips they’ve passed on to the readers of our newsletter.  Browse through them.  If you have a question that’s not answered here or elsewhere on the site, our experts would be happy to help.

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Cleaning a fiberglass boat

Robert from Minnesota, the home of 10,000 lakes, wanted some help in cleaning the scale off of his boat.  “Has CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover been tested for removing the scale buildup on fiberglass boats?”

Robert, I suggest trying CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner first which is safe on fiberglass.  If CLR Bath & Kitchen Cleaner doesn’t give you the results that you want, you can try CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover which will need to be diluted to equal parts of CLR and warm water.  All fiberglass has a gel-coating so you have to make sure our cleaner is compatible with your boat’s gel-coating.  Spot test in an inconspicuous area of the boat, let the product sit on the test area for no longer than two minutes then rinse promptly and thoroughly with cold water.  If there is no change in appearance, going from smooth to rough or shiny to dull, CLR would be safe to use on the other affected areas of the fiberglass.

White vinyl boat seats…SPARKLE

When Kchelene from Washington DC reviewed CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner, he was so pleased he started his review with “White vinyl boats seats…Sparkle.”  His review was also very flattering.  “I have been looking for a cleaner for my white VINYL boat seats.  This works amazing thank you CLR. :)”

Kchelene, CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner is formulated for outdoor cleaning on a wide variety of materials including vinyl and contains UV protectants to keep furniture from fading and discoloration.  Our outdoor furniture cleaner cuts through outdoor dirt, grime, bird droppings, grease and food spills.  You can also clean all of your plastic, rattan, wicker, wood, wrought iron, PVC and canvas furniture.  CLR Outdoor Furniture Cleaner is safe on white and colored plastic including furniture and sporting or play equipment.  It will clean the full range of outdoor furniture surfaces from cushions to framework, even strapping, without harming surrounding lawn, shrubs, flowers or pets.

To use the cleaner, spray the material and use a clean, damp cloth to remove outdoor dirt and grime as well as stains.  For difficult stains, spray the stain and use a clean, soft brush.  After cleaning, wash off the furniture with your hose.  As a reminder, before you clean anything, always test the cleaner on a small hidden area of the item.

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