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Old 09-20-2017, 02:25 PM
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TheWorks no longer Works

I have been using TheWorks toilet bowl cleaner for some time to clean the brown stain off the hull. Sometime back the EPA in their effort to save us from ourselves put a restriction on the Hydrochloric acid content of toilet bowl cleaners. TheWorks used to be 20% hydrochloric acid (strongest on the market). The EPA now limits toilet bowl cleaners to 9.6% so they target 9.5% and add a blue die now. Nonetheless it doesnt work as well.

Muriatic Acid is typically 31.5%. I guess Ill just use muriatic and cut it with water.
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:21 PM
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Just a heads up and an FYI for anyone and everyone, muriatic acid = hydrochloric acid. It's the same stuff. Good old HCl. Essentially, the muriatic is slightly lower grade for industrial purposes, vs laboratory grade which has a higher purity, so it contains a few more contaminants.

It still does the job though! PPE recommended!

(I spent way too many years in an organic chemistry lab)
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:24 PM
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Is it just me but has the quality of rubber production in the US fell into the dumper because of the EPA? I mean, you can't buy a descent damn garden hose nowadays!!
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:44 PM
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I was wondering why it didn’t work well on my boat this year! Damn it.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:53 PM
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Lol... dare we discuss fuel cans? FML....
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:06 PM
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while the works used to work great it's just not the same. boat bright hull cleaner does a awesome job. yes more $$
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:06 PM
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Muriatic Acid is typically 31.5%. I guess Ill just use muriatic and cut it with water.
Same thing brick masons do to clean the stray mortar off of a newly placed brick wall cover.

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Old 09-20-2017, 08:15 PM
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I have been using TheWorks toilet bowl cleaner for some time to clean the brown stain off the hull. Sometime back the EPA in their effort to save us from ourselves put a restriction on the Hydrochloric acid content of toilet bowl cleaners. TheWorks used to be 20% hydrochloric acid (strongest on the market). The EPA now limits toilet bowl cleaners to 9.6% so they target 9.5% and add a blue die now. Nonetheless it doesnt work as well.

Muriatic Acid is typically 31.5%. I guess Ill just use muriatic and cut it with water.
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I was wondering why it didn’t work well on my boat this year! Damn it.
Could just be the lakes your boating in are dirtier than a toilet????.........just a thought

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Old 09-21-2017, 09:30 PM
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Could just be the lakes your boating in are dirtier than a toilet????.........just a thought

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Same lake scum as always. Maybe a few extra surfers now.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:04 AM
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Same lake scum as always. Maybe a few extra surfers now.
I see what you did there.
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