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Old 05-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on getting rid of the ring left from a boat sitting in the water for a season or two ??

I am able to get the fiberglass clean but the gunk sticks to the bottom paint like crazy. Help !
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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yeah...easy stuff to get off....go to west marine and get some muriatic acid or this stuff called roll off....you roll it onto the hull....let sit for about 30 seconds and hose it off..may have to brush it on...get a cheap brush cuz the acid will eat the brush up.....



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If its just muriatic acid , why pay the ridiculous mark up at West .. you can get that stuff cheap at home depot.
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check the difference between home despot's concentration levels and the levels at west marine....muriatic acid is extremely strong and can do some damage to the gelcoat if too strong....



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thats why I asked if it's just acid.... was not sure if they cut it with something .
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Check out the Star brite hull cleaner. Not sure how it does on bottom paint but did a miracle on gelcoat for me.
http://www.starbrite.com/productdeta...ull%20Cleaners

Here are before and after pics of mine:
http://www.maxumownersclub.com/forum...ll=1#post17224
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i'd use the 3M clearer wax first for $26 a bottle.

its got a compound grit to it and will scrub that off.

then got acid if you have a tough spot.
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On & Off hull cleaner works well, as does a cleaner and wax. Keep in mind if you use a hull cleaner like an on and off, or even diluted muriatic acid it will remove all of hte wax, so once it's rinsed off, you'll need to rewax it. I use On and Off in the fall, then a cleaner and wax in the spring.
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X2 for ON/OFF that stuff is amazing. As Shrew said make sure you wax after using and if you have a painted or aluminum trailer make sure to cover with plastic first.
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