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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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boat cleaning

Anyone have any good cleaning methods to get a seasons worth of algae off the boat. I have been using the pressure washer which gets off the heavy loose stuff and the I go over it good with the magic erasers from Mr. Clean. They take it off good but they are so small and tear easily.

I was just hoping somebody knew of any easier way. Maybe some type of good cleaner.

It is a fiberglass boat.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 01:47 PM
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Re: boat cleaning

This is what I used on my boat, even gets off spider crap and you know how hard that is to remove, I use it at home too, gets the midew off vinyl siding with no work.

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...11454&id=15529



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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: boat cleaning

Thanks for the info, I wish I would have asked last week I am taking the boat out tomorrow. I will definitely give it a try next year though.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 03:06 PM
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Re: boat cleaning

I but the spray bottle, then buy gallon jugs to refill the spray bottle.



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Re: boat cleaning

I buy a gallon of Krud Kutter to get stains, mildew and algae, the stuff is amazing. Will not harm the gelcoat and if you use it full strength then power wash it removes oxidation and old wax.

Lowes and Depot have it in paint section and usually where they have cleaning products. It runs around [email protected] gal and is worth every penny.

Good Luck. Its to early to think about putting the boat away, stripers will be starting up in a month.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Re: boat cleaning

Thanks for the help guys. I did a Google search and apparently the hull cleaner that walmart sells works pretty well also. I will try one of them and post the results.

I struggle with taking the boat out this early every year, but when I do leave it in I never use it and end up losing a day of archery to get it ready. I keep telling my wife I need to quit working because it interferes with all my hobbies but she aint buying it
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Re: boat cleaning

Winshield washer fluid works pretty good!!!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-19-2011, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Re: boat cleaning

Thanks again everyone I ended up using the Hull Cleaner from Walmart and it worked great. The boat has never been cleaner. One thing though only do one half of you boat or less at a time. You have to rinse off within 2 minutes I ended up having to buy another bottle because I waited to long to rinse the one side. I did go over with one of the magic erasers just to buff out any light film that was in a few spots but I would definitely recommend this stuff.

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