How should I look after my U-DEK® deck?
We recommend cleaning immediately to reduce possible staining, as some materials can stain the decking if not promptly removed, including: mustard, fish hooks left to rust, fish blood, bird droppings.
Have a bottle of U-DEK® Cleaner on hand to use when needed. For more details on how to clean U-DEK®, check our Warranty & Care document.
Reducing longer term exposure to the elements when not in use, such as storing your boat in a garage or under a cover, will help extend the life of your decking and reduce colour fade.
Inflatable pool toys or water bottles stored long-term on U-DEK®, or placing decking near reflective surfaces or beneath glass can be destructive to the decking, as these objects can refract/reflect light.
Proper care and cleaning should be taken to ensure the life of the fabric. For regular care and maintenance, excessive dirt should be brushed from the fabric using a soft brush. The fabric should then be sprayed with warm water (not exceeding 100◦F/40◦C) and air dried. Periodically the fabric should undergo a more thorough cleaning. Again brush fabric with a soft bristled brush, spray with warm water then apply a gentle natural soap, rinse thoroughly and air dry.
Proper care and cleaning should be taken to ensure the life of the vinyl seating. Use only specific marine vinyl cleaners and conditioners to clean and maintain the vinyl of your boat. We recommend using Performance Boat Candy vinyl clean and condition which we sell online and in-store.