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Old 03-12-2013, 09:28 PM
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Default Barnacle Removal From Dock Pylons

Does anyone have a better way to remove barnacles from a dock pylon. I have about 40 pylons I / my sons scrape clean every 6-8 months with the Barnacle Buster. Still very labor and time intensive. There must be a better way.;?
Old 03-12-2013, 09:42 PM
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Once clean, paint on muriatic acid. Dissolves calcium in barnacles....not so good for the environment, so do it at low tide above the waterline, and keep it out of the water.
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Never heard of doing this, maybe it is a Florida thing. What is the impact of leaving them vs the benefit of removing. Just trying to learn, not familiar with the issue. I am on the Chesapeake bay and don't beleive it is common here.
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Very sharp to swimmers, harbor worms (like termites to devour pylon), add a lot of resistance to water current during storms. My neighbors dock collaped in 4 years in a storm. We got a first look on the damage these boring worms did in only 4 years.
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get that black plastic wrap, I have seen it on a million pylons. These arent an issue in the Chesapeake bay, all the pollution kills them off

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