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Old 05-12-2019, 01:29 PM
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Default Bottom paint dust stained entire boat

Need some advice..arrived to the marina yesterday to find the boat covered in a fine blue dust. A bozo sanded his wooden POS bottom before the marina could stop him. My decks, super structure and hard top all are stained. Rinsed the boat with soap and bleach, but these stains are NOT coming out. Iím launching the boat tomorrow and it looks like hell.

Whats the best way to clean this mess up? I think I might call my insurance guy...
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Get the other guys insurance info and have your insurance guy call his.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Get the other guys insurance info and have your insurance guy call his.

yea...just donít want this to turn into a bigger cluster/lost time.
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Lemon ammonia takes it right out. Seems to be the only thing that works
deck/pump sprayer on a DRY boat, let it work in. hose off.
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
Lemon ammonia takes it right out. Seems to be the only thing that works
interesting, ammonia didnít really do much but I didnít have a ton of it
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Super structure

Front deck
What the boat looks like...
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10% muriatic acid and water. All gone. Work slow wear safety equipment. No hard to fiberglass
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Find out what works then get the idiot who sanded his boat and make him clean your boat as you keep a close eye on him.
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interesting, ammonia didn’t really do much but I didn’t have a ton of it
was it lemon ammonia?
spray it on a dry boat, let it do it’s work. Not ona wet boat not in a bucket of water.
use a deck/pump sprayer not a spray bottle

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10% muriatic acid and water. All gone. Work slow wear safety equipment. No hard to fiberglass
I'd be careful with that, it will eat into the anodizing and any metal.
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Call your insurance agent. Don't make yourself miserable. Bottom paint dust is very poisonous. EPA would have a fit and Marina could be fined lots of $$$$$$

You may not have a reaction to the Copper sulfate and other poisons in bottom paint immediately. The long term effects are not pretty.
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The guy who owns this wreck of a boat is an ass, not a lot of conviction in him doing the right thing nor paying. Iím not in the collections business...insurance is sending an adjuster this week.

Question: if I use ammonia or an acid...itís gonna strip all the wax...right?
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post


was it lemon ammonia?
spray it on a dry boat, let it do itís work. Not ona wet boat not in a bucket of water.
it wasnt, and the decks were soaked as I wanted to get the dust off the boat to stop any more damage of being done.
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wow... just wow...
I read somewhere of a similar problem with a similar owner... hand drill bit did magic...
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Originally Posted by Blazer7420 View Post
I'd be careful with that, it will eat into the anodizing and any metal.
that is true. You must sponge on and keep soapy water handy to wipe off. But it works. Rubbing and compounding is the wrong method for stains from bottom paint. Also the sun will bleach them out but if it was my boat I wouldnít want to wait for that.
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Raybo’s method works also and it might be safer but it is a bit slower.
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it wasnt, and the decks were soaked as I wanted to get the dust off the boat to stop any more damage of being done.
it won’t work like that. Try what I suggested , spray lemon ammonia straight not diluted on dry boat and watch it vanish. use a deck/pump sprayer

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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post


it wonít work like that. Try what I suggested , spray lemon ammonia straight not diluted on dry boat and watch it vanish.
roger that! Thank you.

whats the going rate for super structure and deck detailing? Might hire this out depending on what insurance/other owner does.
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Just don’t let anyone try to buff it out. Big mistake.
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Originally Posted by fireisland1 View Post
Just donít let anyone try to buff it out. Big mistake.
good to know. Seems the steps are get the staining out, which I assume will eat any wax...then compound and re-wax.
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