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Old 07-12-2011, 09:43 AM
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I use on/ off , it's pretty easy to use, but you must keep your trailer wet (it will eat in to some trailer parts. I have never heard of the stain coming back "sooner" if you use it? After all it's made for bottom cleaning, it' strong, but lots of people use it often.
I have seen waxed areas not stain "as bad" - I know because sometimes I can see where I stopped waxing the bow area water line.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:05 AM
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Look / Search for a pool product called Ringo. It's a red gel that won't harm gel or you, no fumes, can be applied with bare skin.
as far as keeping the stain off, try using Future floor wax on the hull. Some have reported 100% success with it.
I'll have to try that. I know the Chesapeake water has a lot of tannin in it. Tannin is also found in red wine, that's why it can stain your teeth, carpet, or anything else.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:17 PM
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We used to do it with a garden sprayer, now I dump it in a bucket and apply it with a soft bristle brush, its faster and uses less product.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:27 PM
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I have also cut On/Off with water and used it occasionally. I found waxing the entire bottom meant I could go for 5-6 weekends without the bottom turning color. If I dunk the boat in the water after On/Off before waxing it would stain up that very day.....Guess that stuff cleans so well it leaves the pores open to faster staining (that's my theory anyway). Since I trailer and only leave the boat in when overnighting I could wax the bottom when I did the entire boat before spring launch, then again when I waxed the entire boat for JOTJ every July.
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:49 PM
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Attwood hull cleaner works great, not as harsh as on/off.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Attwood-32...ottle/16351032
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