Goodies from The Kitchen
Hi Hip shot..I have used the vaseline also but used a Q-Tip to put into the female side of the canvas.
If you read some of the common labels on some things we use for the home they are used in marine applications also.
When cleaning the boat at the end of the day I use regular dish washing soap with a fairly stiff brush. The for the decks, (non Skid) I use the LEMON soft scrub for a nice clean smell for the family.
A tip for your coolers: After cleaning them out sometimes you have a fish smell to them. If they are multi pupose coolers and you have the time take a lemon and rub it on the walls and the bottom of the cooler.
The acid from the lemon gets into the Paws of the plactic and gets it clean. I also use lemon on BBQ pits at certain parks to clean the grill top when it is hot. Takes everything right down to clean metal. I know if you get the lemon juice in a samll cut it hurts like **** but at least it won't get infected.
Try it. IT WORKS!