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To keep your raft, cataraft, inflatable kayak and SUP board looking new, use Inflatable Boat Cleaner. Easily removes ugly dirt, stains and frame marks.
  • Safe for Pennel Orca®, Hypalon®, PVC and urethane boat materials.
  • It's easy to use; simply wet the surface with water and spray on Boat Cleaner. Let it set for a minute or two, then scrub off the dirt, oxidation, grunge, frame marks, etc that have accumulated.
  • After cleaning, rinse with water. Then apply 303 Protectant, Item # 38751.01, to help repel future staining and to give great protection from harmful UV rays.

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Features:
  • For use on Hypalon, Urethane and PVC boats
  • Dissolves dirt, white oxidation, diesel smudges, oil, stains and frame marks

video: How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat

How To: Clean and Store Your Inflatable Boat (6:02)

Proper care and maintenance greatly extends the life of your valuable boat. Whether it's coated with Pennel Orca or another hypalon-type rubber, urethane or PVC, it pays to remove dirt and other environmental contaminants, using Inflatable Boat Cleaner, before storing it. Then, following manufacturer's recommendations put on a coat of 303 Aerospace Protectant. It's "SPF 40 sunscreen for your stuff" and helps keep boat materials supple.

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Inflatable Boat Cleaner
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Visually pleasing (3)

Cons

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (5), Advanced (3), Professional (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product preforms very well

Works very well would not do boat cleaning without this and the 303 product

Works very well would not do boat cleaning without this and the 303 product

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good Cleaner

This cleaner is safe to use and works better than just soap and water. Some marks were just too stubborn for it to remove though.

This cleaner is safe to use and works better than just soap and water. Some marks were just too stubborn for it to remove though.

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5.0

Effective

By Big D

from Victor, ID

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Inflatable Boat Cleaner:

      Not sure how much better it is than soap and water, but it did clean hypalon very well. It didn't erase the rub zones from the steel frame (galvanized), but all other marks and dirt came off with a sponge and a scrub brush. Good prep for the 303D that went on prior to storing for the winter. For a 14' Avon I think I used about 1/8 of a quart. Plenty more for future use.

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      5.0

      Inflatable Boat Cleaner

      By Darknightsailor

      from Steamboat Springs, CO

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about Inflatable Boat Cleaner:

        I've been using Inflatable Boat Cleaner (followed by 303 Protectoant) on my rafts and hot tub covers for 17 years with no complaints.

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        5.0

        Great stuff

        By David the flycraft guy

        from Louisville Ky

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor

          Comments about Inflatable Boat Cleaner:

          I got this to clean my inflatable flycraft boat. I'm not easy on stuff and the boat is a mess after a trip. I followed the directions and the boat was super clean. Great product and I'll be buying more.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Deliver was quick

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Algal scum

          By Fred Rickson

          from West Yellowstone, MT

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Inflatable Boat Cleaner:

          My 12 ft Zodiac is moored in fresh water all summer long. In the Fall there is a thick growth of green algae plus a slimy brown scum on the side tubes. I spray cleaner on, wait five minutes, and scrub with a fairly stiff hand brush. 95% clean with the first pass and spotting gets everything else with a small second effort. 10 years and counting.

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          5.0

          This stuff works!!

          By Wavedancer

          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

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          • Easy to Use

          Cons

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              Comments about Inflatable Boat Cleaner:

              Practical Sailor mag recommended this and so I got it. I own a Zodiac that I bought slightly used. It's floor had stains I couldn't remove with other cleaners. This cleaner however removed almost all of them making it look like new. I too would recommend this product now.

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              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                Will this product remove black walnut stains? Darn squirrels had a banquet over where my kayak was drying.
                Asked on 9/26/2016 by sshagam from Arlington VA

                4 answers

                • A:

                  Regret that after 4 attempts (full strength, 5 minutes wait before scrubbing with Scotchbrite pad), I was not able to remove the stains. I do think that they may have lightened slightly. I would attach a couple before-and-after pictures, but there doesn't seem to be a way to attach external files. Thanks to the respondents for your advice.

                  Answered on 10/8/2016 by sshagam from Arlington VA
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  I apologize for the late reply. I thought I could test this at home but found that the squirrels have cleaned up all the walnuts. So, I can't give you a positive answer. I can say that I've used the Cleaner to remove some pretty ugly stains. Spray it on, let it sit for a few minutes, then use a Scotchbrite pad, or brush, to work on the stain. It's a good idea to coat with 303 Protectant after cleaning - http://www.nrs.com/product/1909/303-aerospace-protectant - Good Luck!

                  Answered on 9/28/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I am not sure about what's in the nuts causing the stain but this is the toughest cleaner you can use without damaging the boat. I have used the cleaner along with the Scotch brand green scrubbies to remove fruit stains with great success.
                  --------- Original Message --------- Subject: Can you help a fellow shopper?

                  Answered on 9/26/2016 by Biv from Victor, Idaho
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No idea. This stuff is like 409 on steroids, general crud (living or dead) from being in water comes off just fine; walnut stains are your baby. Enjoy.
                  Fred Rickson
                  Tucson, Arizona
                  Read something that means something (The New Yorker)

                  Answered on 9/26/2016 by Fred Rickson from Tucson, AZ
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                Can this be used on high quality vinyl? I run a fitness club and several machines have vinyl covered seats and padding that is getting stained from sweat, oil, dirt etc. I've tried saddle soap, Magic Eraser, soap and warm water--all fail to even minimize. Worried about drying the fabric out and or making it too slippery treating with 303 after cleaning. Thoughts?
                Asked on 2/11/2016 by Ray from Boise, ID

                2 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Try a small bottle first - I have use it on vinyl motorcycle seats and it works well. I also used a green Scotch scrubby pad on a white vinyl cooler seat along with the boat cleaner and the stains came out... on that one I was using Dawn dish soap with scrubber trying to be easy on the fabric and finally went for it with boat cleaner. Took almost all of the black stain right out. I use the cleaner on my rafts all of the time and they hold up great after 3 washes a season followed by 303.

                  Answered on 2/13/2016 by Biv from Victor, Idaho
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Ray, we don't have any longevity data on using it on PVC (vinyl). but looking at the reviews I see folks using it on products that I know are PVC, saying they've used it successfully for years.

                  Answered on 2/12/2016 by Clyde from NRS
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                NRS Inflatable Boat Cleaner - what are the ingredients?
                Asked on 5/24/2015 by Tom from Durango, CO

                4 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  There's no list of ingredients on the jug. If there was a paper product info
                  sheet included I don't have it so I'm sorry I can't help.
                  Best, Mark

                  Answered on 5/27/2015 by canoecactus from michigan
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  No clue. But the MSDS can be found here:
                  http://www.nrs.com/global/msds/msds_1918.pdf

                  Answered on 5/26/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I cant confirm what the ingredients in this cleaner are. They are not
                  listed on the bottle, but it does say that it is fully biodegradable.

                  Answered on 5/25/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Tom, the company, Nautical Ease, doesn't share the recipe. As you can see in the MSDS it's listed as a Detergent. They do say that it contains no silicone, petroleum distillates, ammonia or bleach. Used as directed we think it's a pretty safe product.

                  Answered on 5/26/2015 by Clyde from NRS
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                How does this work to remove oxidation?
                Asked on 5/17/2015 by Tag

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It's an effective cleaner for boat materials. Not sure what you mean by oxidation, but this cleaner plus a Scotchbrite pad or scrub brush can remove some pretty stubborn stains. Remember to apply 303 Protectant, Item # 38751.01, after cleaning.

                  Answered on 5/18/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  This product is the best I have ever used for removing oxidation and all residue caused by frames and aluminum accessories. We also use green Scott brand dish scrubbers on tough areas in conjunction with the boat cleaner. Twice per season I wash our inflatables and follow with 303. Our three boats always look and perform like new after 3 and four seasons of weekly use.

                  Answered on 5/19/2015 by Biv from Victor, Idaho
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                Is this the best product to clean/remove ammo can rust stains from the floor of my inflatable kayak.
                Asked on 11/9/2014 by El Duderino from Desolation Canyon

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  This product is ok for general cleaning. It is on the mild side, however. I have had good luck with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser for the really tough stuff. These kinds of stains require some hard scrubbing, however. Test in an inconspicuous area to see the effect on the finish of the boat. Good luck.

                  Answered on 11/9/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  The inflatable boat cleaner is the "secret sauce" I was looking for. My boats float a little higher and look a lot better after a good cleaning. I clean them every fall before I put them away. When the ice comes off in April and the fish get hungry again, my pontoons are clean and my boats look great...get some!
                  Mike

                  Answered on 11/9/2014 by Cactus Mike from Pinetop, AZ
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  I've never used it for rust stains but it probably will work. Use a "scotchbrite" type cleaning pad to work the cleaner into the stain. Let the cleaner stay on the stain for 10 minutes or so, then scrub again. Should do the trick.

                  Answered on 11/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                Will this cleaner take out mold/mildew, without damaging PVC dinghy?
                Thank you.
                Asked on 7/30/2014 by cea from Ithaca, NY

                3 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes it is very effective for pvc or hypalon. Spray on, brush with a medium
                  brush, spray off.

                  Answered on 7/30/2014 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  It's a very effective cleaner, and it won't harm PVC.

                  Answered on 7/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I can definite tell you that it won't damage PVC no matter what. I've had mixed results with it removing really deep stains but great results with surface stuff like Al rub marks and other dirt.
                  -Andrew

                  Answered on 7/31/2014 by Anonymous
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                I have a year old hypalon dinghy and just returned from a week sailing trip where we towed the dinghy behind. The diesel exhaust just made my relatively new dinghy into something that looks like like a camouflage coat. I have tried some generic cleaners with no success. will this product also remove the diesel exhaust residue?
                Asked on 7/15/2014 by Mike from Forked River, NJ

                5 answers

                • A:

                  I scrub my little dingy all the time and it seems to stay very clean! ;)

                  Answered on 9/17/2016 by Justforfun from San Jose
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yeah I think so... I was amazed at how much newer my 30 year old rafts
                  looked after using this. Had gotten rid of paint stains that were over 20
                  years old

                  Answered on 7/15/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  NRS,
                  I have not used it against diesel, but everything else on my dinghy comes right off. My dinghy is 10 years old and after I clean it in November, it looks like new. I like this product so much I purchased a gallon of it. Practical Sailor tested it and also said it was the best. And my dinghy is also hypalon.
                  Good luck.
                  Sent from my iPad

                  Answered on 7/15/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I can't help you with diesel exhaust, but it's done a great job at removing other hard to get off stains like Al rub marks. I'd say give it a try. If not, it's still a very solid cleaner.
                  -Andrew

                  Answered on 7/15/2014 by Anonymous
                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Mike, this should help to get that residue off your boat. May require some extra elbow grease.

                  Answered on 7/15/2014 by Kyle from NRS
              • Inflatable Boat Cleaner

                Q:

                Is this product applied directly to the boat, or is it diluted in water?
                Asked on 3/4/2013 by Eirik from Idaho Falls, ID

                4 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I used a spray top and applied it directly from the bottle. The quart was
                  enough to do all my Mercury 10'6'' (white Hypalon) with a third of the
                  bottle left. I let it sit a minute or so, scrubbed with a soft brush, and
                  rinsed with water as per the instructions.
                  My boat was in pretty good shape, it didn't get all the stains out, but
                  overall it did a very good job.
                  Pete

                  Answered on 3/4/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  In the shade and with the raft cool to the touch, I spray it directly to the boat, wipe it down with a soft cloth while the cleaner is still wet and then just hose off. I let it dry and then spray UV protectant on it.
                  sent from mobile device

                  Answered on 3/4/2013 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Hello NRS,
                  This product is sprayed directly onto the boat. So, if you purchase the gallon size,
                  you should get a spray bottle. The stuff is expensive, but it is amazing. I use
                  it on an inflatable, hypalon dinghy. The boat is outside all summer and I use
                  it to go to/from my sailboat on a mooring. When I put everything away for the
                  winter, I clean my dinghy. This product makes it look almost new. I believe
                  the spay bottle was good for 3-4 cleanings.
                  Hope this helps.
                  Bob

                  Answered on 3/14/2013 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  The instructions call for wetting the boat with water. Then spray the Cleaner on and let it set for a minute or two. Scrub with a cloth, brush or something like a Scotchbrite pad. Rinse with water, let it dry and for most surfaces, add a coat of 303 Protectant to prevent sun damage.

                  Answered on 3/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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