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Old 23 December 2015, 12:25   #1
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Brick cleaner to do hull

So I've used this to clean some nasty yellow deposits off the hull its worked really well.

Everbuild EVBBC1L 1 Litre Brick and Patio Cleaner: DIY & Tools

10% hydrochloric/muriatic acid - apparently commonly found in hull cleaners

The boat is not on a trailer so no concerns about getting it on that.

Please could someone reassure me that this won't melt my gelcoat? It was rinsed off after. Thanks.

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Old 23 December 2015, 12:37   #2
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If it's washed of will be ok it's not that aggressive give it some polish over the areas or all the hull.


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Old 23 December 2015, 16:04   #3
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Not something I would be willing to try. Why not use hull cleaner in the first place, surely the saving isn't that much.

I looked at a boat for sale which was only 4years old where someone had used some sort of acid to clean it up for the sale which had taken much of the gloss shine off and left patches of small pin holes in the gel coat (not a rib).

I've always been under the impression even the abrasive fibreglass boat polishes were prety much a one off use. Our boats can suffer quite heavely from sun damage over here so things may be different to how many times these can be used. Most newer boats have good uv protection within the gel coat now.

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