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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2018, 20:43 

Joined: 04 Nov 2018, 09:52
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I picked up this boat, it needs a good bottom cleaning. I've used typical fiberglass hull cleaner on my ski boat, just not sure it's cool for my aluminum boat with a factory finish. Looking to keep her factory original finish in good shape. So far I've tried simple green, mild clear-coat aluminum auto mag rim cleaner and a 1500 psi pressure washer still looks youckie.

Any suggestions???

Thanks Sloffie.

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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2018, 20:50 

Joined: 08 Nov 2018, 11:51
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I would try muriatic acid. Dilute it, and use eye protection, gloves, and a respirator. It'll work, just be careful with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2018, 21:13 

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On bare aluminum I use scotchbrite and vinegar 50/50 with water. On the paint.... maybe it’s time for a refreshing.


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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 13 Nov 2018, 21:54 

Joined: 26 Oct 2013, 14:56
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Location: Ewing, NJ
I've had good luck with Soft Scrub on both aluminum and fiberglass.



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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 14 Nov 2018, 09:28 

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Cheap toliet cleaner will work too but don't leave it on there for very long. Wear PPE!


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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 14 Nov 2018, 09:59 
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Cheap white vinegar and copper scrubby pads ... just add elbow grease!



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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 14 Nov 2018, 23:04 

Joined: 04 Nov 2018, 09:52
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Thanks all, I'll give a few of them a try.

I'm not a fan of muriatic acid, it's really nasty stuff.


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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 15 Nov 2018, 08:37 

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Sloffie wrote:
Thanks all, I'll give a few of them a try.

I'm not a fan of muriatic acid, it's really nasty stuff.


Ain't that the truth!


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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 15 Nov 2018, 09:44 

Joined: 12 Jul 2017, 21:42
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Location: Springfield, MO
I'll second the toilet bowl cleaner. Make sure you wash it good after.


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 Post subject: Bottom cleaning?
PostPosted: 16 Nov 2018, 00:09 
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MrGiggles wrote:
I'll second the toilet bowl cleaner. Make sure you wash it good after.


Just "flush" it with water! (groan)



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