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airdrew99
05-09-2007, 04:43 PM
I'm getting stains on my 190 from the rivers we are skiing on around Mobile, AL. The rivers aren't as salty as the gulf but do have some salt in them. I've rinsed the boat everytime I've pulled it out of the river but I'm starting to notice a yellow stain at the water line. Does anyone know what works best to get this off? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

jimmer2880
05-09-2007, 04:58 PM
Slimey Grimey will probably work. I've heard someone on here recommend "Sno Bowl" bathroom cleaner as well.

causewayskiier
05-09-2007, 05:18 PM
Sno Bowl will work, but I really don't recommend it because it will strip the clearcoat from the boat and damage the trailer if it drips on it. It has an acid in it, I think it may be muratic acid. It will definately clean up the waterline stains, but it becomes harder to keep the hull clean once your clearcoat is stripped off.

dsoby
05-09-2007, 05:54 PM
Fiberglass boats don't have a clearcoat. Starbright makes a hull cleaner that I have had good results with. It also has muratic acid. It will strip off the wax and you probably want to avoid contact with your trailer or anything else that is painted. Just remember to rewax after using it. BTW, walmart sells it.

Thrall
05-09-2007, 05:54 PM
There's no clearcoat on your boat's gelcoat, unless the boat was painted after the fact.

blgiles78
05-09-2007, 05:56 PM
Starbrite hull cleaner works wonderful. I have the same problem. I am from Hattiesburg, MS and we ski in the rivers around the area. This happens often. I believe it is from the iron content in the water.

airdrew99
05-09-2007, 09:55 PM
Just to let everyone know, I just got some Starbrite hull cleaner from Wal-mart. The 32oz bottle was only $7.18 compared to Overton's $15.99 plus shipping.

doublehauler
05-09-2007, 11:03 PM
Slimy grimy works great for dingy hulls and isn't as caustic as sno bol.

BrianM
05-10-2007, 11:19 AM
This stuff worked great for me. Easy wipe on wipe off. Got rid of the yellow bayou funk that I get around here. SnoBowl wouldn't touch it. This stuff worked quick and easy. Wax after.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/10001/-1/10001/32267/10001/34/11201/4

betsy&david Harrison
05-10-2007, 11:22 AM
Just to let everyone know, I just got some Starbrite hull cleaner from Wal-mart. The 32oz bottle was only $7.18 compared to Overton's $15.99 plus shipping.
David uses Starbrite on our boat too followed by a good waxing. Great to find a place cheaper to get it at too. Thanks for the info.

sanjuan23
05-10-2007, 11:24 AM
I have used the Mary & Kate's hull on/off cleaner. It works wonders but it is extremely acidic and removes all traces of wax. After the first time I used it I decided against it from the fumes and its effects. But I had tried just about everything up to that point before. Previous owner did very little to keep the hull clean.

airdrew99
05-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Just used the Starbrite Hull Cleaner and it is amazing!!! I didn't have to scrub anything, just rub on with a cloth and rinse off two minutes later. I highly recommend it!!!

rem_pss308
05-21-2007, 09:26 PM
Any bowl cleaner. I use the works from Dollar general. You just need to make sure to wax it afterwards. and make sure you hose it off quick.