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Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-27-2003, 10:13 AM Reply   
The wife and her friend wear toe nail polish in the boat. It leaves streaks in the seats and the gel coat when they get in and out of the boat after boarding. They drag thier toe nails and leave a mark. How do you get the crap off?
Old    leggester            05-27-2003, 10:44 AM Reply   
Have them pick their feet up! I've never heard of this.

Get them new polish. Polish is basically just enamel paint. Once it's dry, it may chip off, but shouldn't rub off.

Unless it's those nasty South Side decorated nails that is ;)
Old    Luke Tingley (cryptic22)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-27-2003, 10:53 AM Reply   
That just happened to me this weekend. I just used a little nail polish remover and it came right off. I just made sure to use a lot of water to rinse off the seats when I was done.
Old    mbsteve            05-27-2003, 11:06 AM Reply   
my wife did that to mine,i used wax to get it off
Old    Jeff Schwartz (jschwart73)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-27-2003, 1:16 PM Reply   
Pick up some acetone at your local hardware store. Use it sparingly. In fact, I'd only use it on the gelcoat and not the vinyl.

-Jeff
Old    matt_dettman            05-27-2003, 1:28 PM Reply   
Geez, the things we put up with....
Old    Joe Sellhausen (joesell)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-27-2003, 2:22 PM Reply   
Cut their toe's off!
Old    swass            05-27-2003, 4:25 PM Reply   
Nail polish remover is just acetone with a little color, scent and other girly stuff.
Old    Mike Buckingham (sdrider)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-27-2003, 4:28 PM Reply   
Acetone definitely is the product that will get anything off. You can use it on vinyl just remember that it's actually dissolving the vinyl's top layer. So use as little as possible in the smallest area as possible. But hey, some stains just won't come out with anything else!
Old    Chris Cameron (cece)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-27-2003, 5:28 PM Reply   
There is such a thing as non-acetone nail polish remover. It is a little easier on things then the normal stuff. Regardless, I have been the person that has marked and removed the mark from the vinyl on a couple of occassions. Usually I grab the simple green and use some elbow grease to get it out as soon as it happens.

To avoid this problem in the future- ask your wife and her friend to use top coat.
Old    wakelvr            05-27-2003, 5:56 PM Reply   
Bahahahaha! Yes, this happens all the time. I just did it to my buddies new Supra Launch (sorry Mikey) not too long ago. I felt horrible. It came off with a little scrubbing of water and vinegar (thank goodness). I will never wear dark colored nail polish in a boat again.

Right now they are white:-) White is good...
Old    steveaz            05-27-2003, 7:50 PM Reply   
Ah yes, the dreeded toe nail polish streakes. We've had a few instances of that as well. I always keep a mixture of 10% simple green (lemon) and water in the boat for accidents. That and some elbow grease has always done the trick.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       05-28-2003, 7:36 AM Reply   
Thanks everyone

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