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Old 08-27-2017, 04:46 PM
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Cleaning the gel coat

We have a particularly "scummy" lake this year due to very hot weather and an in increase in algae blooms.....at times the shore out to the dock looks like pea soup!!!

In an attempt to be pro-active before the end of the year, I decided to pull the boat and give the hull a quick scrub down. As suspected the once white hull now has a disgusting yellowish hue. So far, I've tried EVERYTHING I can think of to try and get it off.....Dawn dish soap, a magic eraser, a soft plastic pot scrubber, pure elbow grease, a cleaning wax, WD 40 (in a small area under the swim deck) and even my gas pressure washer in near paint removal mode.......NOTHING IS GETTING THIS OFF!!!

What do you guys use to clean your hulls.....especially those of you who boat in less than clear water???


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Old 08-27-2017, 04:59 PM
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My hull stays clean but to clean a dull or dingy white (or otherwise) hull, try a common store item; toilet bowl cleaner

I have read multiple testimonies here of success. No guarantee.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:05 PM
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Really, I would have thought it would been too harsh on the gel coat.....thanks, I give that a go next week when I head back out there.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:19 PM
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Toilet bowl cleaner, but make sure not to get it on any stainless (handles, rub rail, nav lights) and make sure you rinse off the trailer really well before, during, and after.
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Old 08-27-2017, 07:10 PM
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Really, I would have thought it would been too harsh on the gel coat.....thanks, I give that a go next week when I head back out there.
What is really harsh on gel coat is leaving it in the water for prolonged periods of time and exposure to ultraviolet light.

Wash that hull, rinse it good and then wax it. Done deal.

best luck....

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Old 08-28-2017, 06:42 AM
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MaryKate On&Off seems to work the best for me.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:25 AM
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Any toilet cleaner is some kind of potent acid, makes no difference what you use. I bought some Zep liquid cleaner, diluted it 50% with water, used a spray bottle to apply it. You should wet down the trailer and hull first. Make sure that you're upwind when spraying, you don't want to be breathing hydrochloric acid fumes.

Another method is to use a paint roller to apply it, works especially well on the bottom of the hull.
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Old 08-28-2017, 10:02 AM
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Don't use a Magic Eraser!!
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:07 AM
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Then wash as normal and wax asap.
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:47 AM
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Starbrite hull cleaner.... Works great!
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