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Old 12-10-2002, 12:00 PM
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Left boat in for a week and have a light tea like stain on hull. Is it permanent? Any recomendations for products that remove this type of stain.
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Marykate's On & Off, available at West Marine or Boatus.
Just don't spill any of it. The stuff can remove a mustache from the water in Boston harbor, and I'm sure the water is better wherever you are.
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I wonder if that stuff will do the trick on my livewell? That Chesapeake water can get nasty around Baltimore...

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Will not scratch the boat and takes most stains off very easily with minimal effort. I have bad water stains from the creek I launch from and have cleaned them off with BKF after the stain has been on there for a month or more.

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Where can I get it!
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What are you guys talking about? The water around Baltimore is as clean as can be?!?!? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Do you think dirty, polluted water could support such a thriving population of old tires and shopping carts!?!? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
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The wife picks it up for me at Food Lion or Farm Fresh here in good ole Virginny.

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BKF cans for $1.69 in the Cleaners aisle at Wallyworld.

You might not want to buy a whole can - about a teaspoon is enough to power up your washrag and do the whole boat.
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You can also try instant hull cleaner or any toilet bowl cleaner. Very easy.
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I usually split a can of BKF amoing 4 or 5 of us to help keep the cost down.
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I just removed the same type of stain 2 weeks ago. The dealer gave me a jar of FSR (Fiberglass Stain Remover). I can't remember who makes it. Barkeeper’s friend should work just the same. Both have the same oxacylic (spelling?) acid in the ingredients. If you are cleaning the boat on the trailer try not to get any cleaner on the trailer. The acid will stain the metal if not rinsed off thoroughly. After you remove the stain wash real good to get the acid off. A fresh coat of wax is a good idea too
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Old 12-10-2002, 10:54 PM
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quote:Originally posted by Shag:
I usually split a can of BKF amoing 4 or 5 of us to help keep the cost down.


Yep - but if you make a few more calls (LOCAL!) to other friends, or sell it on the dock, you can get it down even MORE!!!

I usually put about 1-2oz. in each of 30-40 Zip-Lok bags and sell it on the dock - been arrested 12 times??? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

LOL!
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The key ingredient in the stain removers is the oxacylic acid. For an easy way to take care of the stain, buy a gallon of wood deck cleaner from Home Depot (get the Behr brand, I know it has oxacylic acid in the mix). I also got a one-gallon pump sprayer for around $7.00. Then mix 1 part cleaner to 5 parts water in the sprayer. Prior to spraying on hull, wet your trailer down, especially if it is aluminum. Then spray the hull with the cleaner, wait a couple of minutes (you will be able to see the stain disappear), then rinse. The only problem with this is that you will need to re-wax wherever you spray the cleaner, but I think this applies to the marine stain removers, too. BTW, if you use a 2 part water/ 1 part cleaner mix, this will remove rust stains from concrete. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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you can find Bar Keeper's Friend at K-Mart. It does work great.
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Most all have gone to "environmental friendly" those Tree Huggers again [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img] Actually the Cheepest brands like "snow bowl" and "Tidy bowl" still have the Oxcilic acid..and can be found in Dollar stores and Job lots/Big lots for about a buck a gallon.. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
The FSR jelly is good for Rust stains around lift eyes etc, and the "Hull Brite" is diluted oxcilic acid, for $8.00 +- in Marine stores. (wish I thought of it) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] Like mentione..Dont Get it on Aluminum trailers, fenders etc.. Jim

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Cheapest stuff I've found to get rust (and tannin) stains off of our fleet of rental boats is "Rust Aid", sold at hardware stores to remove rust stains from houses where they're hit by sprinkler systems. Works great (yeah its got oxy-whatever-sylic acid)
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The best I ever saw was a product named Hull Prep.

Not corrosive like On & Off which contains a lot of Muratic Acid. That eats trailers and skin. HP is bio degradeable and CAN be used without gloves squirt it on and hose it off. But more bang for your buck if you apply it with a brush or sponge.

If anyones interested I'll find out the address and price.

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On-Off is the best stuff out there! It is also good for finding all the little cuts in your hands.

Mean Green found at the dollar store is good stuff too.

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What a cheap bunch of folks here! $1.69 and sharing/splitting it up? Dealing on the docks? Sad - real sad! Next thing you know, your kids will be trying it. Terrible example to set. They may even sneek out at night and clean your boat. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

I agree the BKF is great, but you don't need to scrub, just lightly brush it on, wait a few minutes and rinse. No need to call up the abrasive ingredient in it. The Oxalic acid bleaches it.
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West Marine's Hull Cleaner $7.00 a bottle mixed with some water will clean it right off.......

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