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Old 23 September 2009, 05:20   #1
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Bleaching da hull

My hull is weedless but 'stained' where da weed was. Can I bleach it back to like factory-new? If so, what wiv?

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My hull is weedless but 'stained' where da weed was. Can I bleach it back to like factory-new? If so, what wiv?

Andy
Think you'll have to give it a good clean, a cutting compound, then polish, then glaze and wax should get it shiny.
If its too bad you may need to use wet and dry and soapy water?
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Thanks.

I seem to recollect on a Bembridge Outboards invoice, it saying 'bleaching' somewhere.
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This is the stuff http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawe...6EVs6E666666-- I have a tub left over from owning a red hardboat. You'll need to buy/hire/borrow a decent machine polisher with a 'supermop' head. Any really stubborn stains can be carefully gone over with some fine wet and dry and the machine polished after. A good waxing after should help keep future staining to a minimum.
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You get some "different" results if you search for bleaching on google!
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What you want is oxalic acid - it's what all the proper hull cleaners use like Y10.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories
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i use this stuff, feck me ,is superb
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Bet it contains oxalic acid!!!
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What you want is oxalic acid - it's what all the proper hull cleaners use like Y10.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...All-Categories
Yeh Y10 is good stuff, but obviously cheaper to use the acid bought it bulk.

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You get some "different" results if you search for bleaching on google!
Perhaps a handful of compound and a blast with a supermop might brighten those areas also.
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