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Old 08-29-2007, 02:42 PM
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Anyone ever try cleaning the algee/slime off a boat bottom using Olympic deck cleaner ?
It's a lot cheaper then On-Off and biodegradble. The label says it is good for vinyl siding. I'm thinking of trying it on a small section of the underside.
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God Luck....I find a mild solution of bleach and water does better than the store bought deck cleaners. I'm convinced bleach and water is all that is really in those bottles anyway.
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For algea, slime and stains on the bottom just use muratic acid. $4 a gallon. Pressure wash it first, then spray on the muratic with a pump garden sprayer. Rinse VERY well, especially the trailer. Also, do it in the street, the acid will eat/discolor your driveway.
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It will also seriously kill your grass, flowers, or what ever else that might be growing.
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muratic acid is what I use to clean the brown off of my boat bottom
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Go easy with muratic acid. I've seen boats that were cleaned with it on a weekly basis and the gelcoat looked like crap. Got real rough and stained way easier.
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It will also seriously kill your grass, flowers, or what ever else that might be growing.
Double bonus. Then I don't have to mow, and I can spend more time using the boat!
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Muriatic acid plus a little soap helps keep it from running off so fast. Some people use a scotch bright pad. I think that is a mistake use a soft brush. jmeng witnessed problems with gelcoat probably more to do with scratches for cleaner pads than the chemicals. Been using acid on bottoms for many years without problems.
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