Cleaning a Pontoon Boat?

May 2, 2007

Cleaning a Pontoon BoatMy husband and I bought a used pontoon boat in pretty good shape except the pontoon tubes or coated with a lot of scale from being left in the water for long periods of time. We want to clean it to be shiny again and want to know what to use to clean the scale and then what to use to polish it to get that shine again. Can anyone please help us?



May 3, 20070 found this helpful

My DH uses a pressure washer and all the gunk came right off.

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By Ted Kolks (Guest Post)
July 7, 20071 found this helpful

I got a great tip from a friend, and just came in from using this product. Zing Formula IV.!!!! I swear by it. I inherited a '98 Crest pontoon, that had never been touched. I sprayed this on, it foamed up, and I rinsed it off. Pontoons are 95% back to original condition. i wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't done it myself.
Any other questions, please feel free to email me, theodore.kolks AT I'd be glad to send you before and after pictures.

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September 11, 20160 found this helpful

Toilet bowl cleaner called the works

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March 8, 20170 found this helpful

Where can I purchase it? Zing Formula IV?

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March 15, 20180 found this helpful

Start with acid wash Zing ,Sand under water portion ,orbital sander 220 ,300, 400 sand paper U R going to work your butt off . Go online its called Gords polish ,be sure u watch u tube video for proper application.


23 foot pontoon two logs inside and out 14 hours. Finish with product called liquid metal it is purple easy to apply long lasting using buffer Pictures upon request

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful

Where do I find this Zing Formula IV?

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful

Most major sites have Amazon, Ebay, etc. so you can do price comparisons. This is the link for the company that makes it

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December 16, 20180 found this helpful

I used Aluminum mag wheel cleaner paste cost $6 for my pontoon boat tubes. Made them look chrome . Lots of polishing took me 2 six hour days per side to get final results I wanted. Make sure you use a high speed buffer. I went threw 5 new buffer pads for both tubes. The cost of pads are $26 a piece 3M pads.


Make sure to only use foam pads and Terry cloth pads. Others clog up quick. Before and after photo of each side of pontoon boat. Never use auto wax or polish on a boat. It will film up. Always use marine products for water. I use 3M. Works the best.

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January 29, 2016

I have mildew on the rubber rub rails on my pontoon boat that I can not get off. I have tried a lot of commercial mildew removers to no avail. Any ideas?


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September 21, 20170 found this helpful

Diluted bleach removes mold.

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October 3, 20180 found this helpful

To remove mold from your boat seats make your boat seat always dry. if you are in warm moisture environment then there is lots of chance to grew pink mold stain in boat seats or cushions.

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December 15, 20180 found this helpful

Try magic erasers. Worked for me

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July 22, 2012

How do you clean the inside of the pontoon? We have a big problem with spider droppings.

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