Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. #1

    Cleaning a Jet Ski

    Hey Guys I would like to know what I need to clean the ski on the outside and the inside where the engine is at. I know about Salt away but what I would like to know is the steps to doing this first time I am getting a Jet ski so this is a learning process for me.. I try searching the site for this topic but nothing.. Whats are the steps to cleaning it on the inside of the ski does it have a plug like boats do to let the water out.


    Thanks


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    62
    Unless your getting salt water in the engine compartment by the gallons, then i wouldn't spray water on the engine. It ends up doing more harm than good because it gets in your electrical connections. Just use anti corrosive spray on the engine and electrical connectors. I ride in salt water and never spray my engines with the hose. They look new. I also spray the jet pump with some anti corrosive spray as well.
    If you want to flush the internals of the engine with salt away, they sell an in line adapter to connect to the garden hose for the salt away.

  3. #3
    Mike
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,748
    +1
    1
    I usually wash the outside of the hull with soap, then hose the inside of the hull and then coat the inside of the engine compartment with Fluid Film or some type of anti corrosive. Salt-a-way is expensive. I've been using just water and never had an issue.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Tampa
    Posts
    423
    +1
    7
    I used to skip spraying down the engine area until I was around inside and could feel salt coating everything. Now I use a light spray on the inside. I dont feel it will hurt anything. It is after all a marine engine. It doesnt seem to matter if you get water in there when you ride or not. This stuff gets everywhere eventually.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Stonington, CT
    Posts
    150
    All the ski's have drain plugs at the back.

    I ride in salt water - used to rinse with plain water, but could still see salt residue when it dried. Have since swithced to using Saltaway. Comes with a hose adapter/dispenser. First I run it through the engine, then put on a regular hose nozzle and use what's left to rinse off the boat inside and out. Just be sure to tip the trailer up so everything drains out the back.

  6. #6
    How long does it take to clean the ski once one gets the hang of it 30min ??

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    4,685
    +1
    9
    That depends on your idea of cleaning. lol

    I ride in fresh water and have only sprayed down the engine compartment once.

    Normally I use a microfiber wash mitt and soap down the entire top deck, scrub in the foot wells and get every square inch. I use an absorber to dry it off, and then use a soft bristle brush to soap down the bottom of the hull, inside the pump tunnel, and even knock the dirt off my trailer.

    Then the detailing begins. Don't even get me started there. I use a porter cable to apply about three layers of stuff.

    1. Optimum Polyseal - removes light scratches and swirls and also seals the finish
    2. Poorboy's EX - also a sealer with some wax in it
    3. Rejex - Polymer wax to repel water spots and UV rays

    Total time is about 3-4 hours. But, my ski is black, and I'm anal as hell.

  8. #8
    Hitman I like the way you take care of the ski I will follow that.. I am sure everyone is jealous of your ski when you drop in the lake right..

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    4,685
    +1
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by YamahaHulk View Post
    Hitman I like the way you take care of the ski I will follow that.. I am sure everyone is jealous of your ski when you drop in the lake right..
    I actually do get a lot of comments. People say it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. I learned to detail when I got a black car. I buy all of my detailing products from specialtymotoring.com. You can pick up the Porter Cable 7424 for around $120. They used to have them at Lowes.

  10. #10
    lets race....
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    3,518
    +1
    55
    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    That depends on your idea of cleaning. lol

    I ride in fresh water and have only sprayed down the engine compartment once.

    Normally I use a microfiber wash mitt and soap down the entire top deck, scrub in the foot wells and get every square inch. I use an absorber to dry it off, and then use a soft bristle brush to soap down the bottom of the hull, inside the pump tunnel, and even knock the dirt off my trailer.

    Then the detailing begins. Don't even get me started there. I use a porter cable to apply about three layers of stuff.

    1. Optimum Polyseal - removes light scratches and swirls and also seals the finish
    2. Poorboy's EX - also a sealer with some wax in it
    3. Rejex - Polymer wax to repel water spots and UV rays

    Total time is about 3-4 hours. But, my ski is black, and I'm anal as hell.
    haha sound just like me

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Jet ski cleaning supplies
    By BrandenG1 in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-23-2013, 08:57 AM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-13-2011, 11:36 AM
  3. 1995 Yamaha Waveblaster jet ski Like New! Very Clean
    By doob_2002 in forum Yamaha 2 Stroke Skis
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-10-2008, 07:34 PM
  4. poor jet ski
    By godfather in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-17-2005, 11:21 AM
  5. Jet SKi Fine!
    By Compwhiz82 in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-16-2005, 12:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •