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Old 21 January 2007, 11:48   #1
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How To Clean Hull Of Rib

Has anyone any ideas on how to clean barnicals from the hull of a rib without scratching the gelcoat, just bought a rib and the previous owner had the rib at some stage moored without antifouling, so I want to get it back to its origional condition without scratching, advice appreciated, thanks
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Old 21 January 2007, 12:31   #2
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I,m no expert but a good high pressure washer is where i would start even if i had to hire it.
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Old 21 January 2007, 12:43   #3
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Magic solution

PLenty of ciff / jiff
Plastic de icer scraper.
Lavish amounts of elbow grease.

Did a bad one once, 6m rib. Applied Jiff with paint brush. Hand scrub. Took about four hours.

Result perfection.

Best of luck

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Old 21 January 2007, 13:31   #4
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Use those green nylon scourers and plastic scrapers - I have been wondering about some sort of acid - fibreglass is impervious to most of them. Barnacles are made of calcium carbonate so they should fizz up nicely.

Many of the thick limescale removers like Harpic may do the trick - they contain phosphoric acid - like coca cola!!!
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Old 21 January 2007, 14:04   #5
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Listerine mouthwash !!!!

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