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How do you clean YOUR props?

Old 03-12-2022, 12:34 AM
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To clean the salt water Calcium scale off my SS Props, I use white vinegar. I Soak a rag with it and wipe down one prop. Don't spare the vinegar. I May soak the rag twice or more. All depends on the build up. Wait a minute to dwell. Then soak the rag again and wipe off the deposits. I wash off with fresh water.One gallon of white vinegar, $1.50. Enough for 4 cleanings........
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Old 03-12-2022, 04:35 AM
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Tanks suggestion is a really good one, id polish them when dry with California Custom shine all, where gloves with the polish or your hands will be black. A number of toilet bowl cleaners have pulled out the high amount of acid in their formula so they don't work like they did in the past. I had to switch from snow bowl for hull prep a couple years ago, Bio makes some great products.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:35 AM
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Someone else mentioned CLR. I use it also. I understand that the build up on the prop is from hard water. I had a 27 and a 29 with nice exhaust tips I had to find an easy way to keep them clean. You canít really see my tips on my 32. They are tucked under the swim platform well with flappers so I only worry about my props now.
But HullKleen sounds even better.
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:53 AM
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What are the underwater lights on your boat in post #3?
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Old 03-12-2022, 10:23 AM
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I use speedy to clean and polish my props

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Old 03-12-2022, 10:53 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

The buildup is from the boat being In-water and on display at the Miami Boat show and then 3 more days in Key Largo at the FPC show. Nasty, but not horrible, scaling on the props.
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Old 03-12-2022, 12:34 PM
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my props don't stop moving long enough to clean them
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Old 03-12-2022, 06:10 PM
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no one is going to admit to running thru the mud or sand to polish up the prop?
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Old 03-12-2022, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by boostbros View Post
no one is going to admit to running thru the mud or sand to polish up the prop?
I was just thinking the same thing when I saw your post. Cleans them up pretty quickly. Lol.
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Old 03-14-2022, 08:40 AM
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Greg, you talking about the greying that happens from hard water deposits. Usually on lakes I find more than from ocean. If so, Tim created the fix for that! The Bio Kleen Fiberglass Hull & Pontoon Cleaner is freakin' MAGIC!!! Barrett turned me on to it and I swear dude, it works CRAZY good. Super easy to use too. Just wet the surface down, spray the cleaner on, use your (gloved) hand or a wet rag with some more cleaner on it and gently wipe the affected area. Don't even need to scrub, just wipe. It takes away all the scaling nasty haze with barely any effort. Then spray off. I use it on the external steering, tie bar, exhaust tips and props. Just don't get it on any plastic coated wires or hoses, if it sits on it too long it will stain them.

Here's our Exhaust tips before and after running in Havasu last April for 10 straight days with out cleaning. You know how hard Havasu water is on stuff.

I searched the Bio Kleen web site and cant find it anywhere. Any suggestions?
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