Bottom cleaning?

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Sloffie
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Bottom cleaning?

Post by Sloffie » 13 Nov 2018, 20:43

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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whorrall
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Bottom cleaning?

Post by whorrall » 13 Nov 2018, 20:50

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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Re: Bottom cleaning?

Post by Weldorthemagnificent » 13 Nov 2018, 21:13

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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JL8Jeff
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Bottom cleaning?

Post by JL8Jeff » 13 Nov 2018, 21:54

I've had good luck with Soft Scrub on both aluminum and fiberglass.
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Post by CedarRiverScooter » 14 Nov 2018, 09:28

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

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Post by DaleH » 14 Nov 2018, 09:59

Cheap white vinegar and copper scrubby pads ... just add elbow grease!
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Sloffie
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Bottom cleaning?

Post by Sloffie » 14 Nov 2018, 23:04

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

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

whorrall
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Post by whorrall » 15 Nov 2018, 08:37

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!

MrGiggles
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Bottom cleaning?

Post by MrGiggles » 15 Nov 2018, 09:44

I'll second the toilet bowl cleaner. Make sure you wash it good after.

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Post by LDUBS » 16 Nov 2018, 00:09

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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