Boating How-To’s - Anyone know about using pressure washer on fiberglass?
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07-09-2012, 08:40 AM
I don't have a lot of experience with pressure washers. Are the too powerful to use on fiberglass hulls? Topsdes? Seems like they could cut end of day cleaning time in half/
All ideas appreciated.
07-09-2012, 09:46 AM
Just depends on the tip you're using. I could write my name in concrete with the red tip.
07-09-2012, 10:18 AM
i use it all of the time, but careful with the tip.
07-09-2012, 10:23 AM
I have 3 big pressure washers and would love to hit my non skid but I know the pressure would open up the gel coat and let more stuff in. My buddy used his on his Harley all the time his fins around his cylinders are now dark and etched looks like crap and his is year newer
07-09-2012, 11:10 AM
use a wide tip dont hold too close and you will be fine. My friend had one built in to his boat that you plugged into the dock, not the most powerful but a pressure washer either way.
Dont be dumb and blast hatches, cushions or electronics.
07-09-2012, 02:00 PM
I recently cleaned an entire boat with a 1500psi pressure washer to clean Whitefly "stuff". did fine job, no problems.
07-09-2012, 08:47 PM
widest tip stay back... work great for oily bilges if turned down
07-10-2012, 11:11 AM
been doing for yrs use general purpose tip -- great for getting to those spots w eupoeana transoms
07-10-2012, 11:18 AM
Been using a 2700 psi to wash my fiberglass boat for years without a problem, use a tip with a wide spread and do not put right on the fiberglass, 18" to 24" and you should be fine.
07-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Have been using a 2300 psi for many years with the wide tip only. Works wonders.