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Slightly Bizarre - what do I clean DD's new dinghy with?

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Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 11:56:45

I tried the power washer (lazy) & the centre board (I think that's what it's called) came up fine

But the rudder has a layer of kinda faded grey over the white

Jif/vim & kitchen spray have had no effect

Please Help?

WendyWeber Sat 14-Jul-07 12:02:48

Is it plastic? It's impossible to keep eg plastic garden furniture looking like new - as long as it's actually clean, does it matter if it looks faded?

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 12:03:20

I guess that

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 12:06:40

but she wants it clean

WendyWeber Sat 14-Jul-07 12:10:00

Ah - well, let her try to make it clean then

whinestein Sat 14-Jul-07 12:10:47

The best thing to clean plastic with is washing powder.

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 12:39:40

Bio or non?

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 12:41:06

BTW flash doesn't work either

She is cleaning - I am supervising

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 12:57:31

I wish it was small enough to go in the dishwasher

whinestein Sat 14-Jul-07 13:14:15

Sorry - I was otherwise engaged/forced into the playhouse and made to lie down in bed whilst reading stories to my captor

I would always choose bio for anything that's not babys clothes, but I actually haven't excperimented to see if it makes a big difference on plastic cleaning tbh.

whinestein Sat 14-Jul-07 13:15:18


Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 13:18:45

New word....nice

My dad has suggested Milton (the bio didn't work)

whinestein Sat 14-Jul-07 13:29:21

Oh well - perhaps just works best on surface dirt.

Good luck with the Milton. You might have to resort to telling your daughter to live with it!

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 14:24:25

She is coming round to that way of thinking atm

She might call it the dirty banana to save having to clean it anymore

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 15:11:21

Vim & a scouring pad seem to be the most effective

They just take such a bloody long time

WendyWeber Sat 14-Jul-07 15:15:26

They will damage the surface too, katymac - it will get dirtier, and be harder to clean next time you try.

Try to convince DD that being clean is more important than looking clean

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 15:59:09


That's a bummer

& now I find I have to use a heat gun on the whole thing to even out the colour and remove all the white (which is sun dmamge or bruising )

WendyWeber Sat 14-Jul-07 16:12:44

Now I've seen the naming DD's boat thread, I'm wondering if it is plastic - is it, or wood?????

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 18:48:45

Plastic (polypropoline) Very worried about it ever coming clean

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 18:52:35

see here

WendyWeber Sat 14-Jul-07 18:54:13

Well the heat gun thing sounds promising (although scary)

Good luck

Katymac Sat 14-Jul-07 19:14:16

Very scarey

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