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Old 15 January 2006, 02:43   #1
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moulds on tubes

Today unpacking my boat that was under a carport for 3 months, I saw little spots of moulds underneath the tubes. Someone any idea how I get this sh?t off on a healthy way? I thought using hot water mixed up with ammonia...

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Old 15 January 2006, 10:40   #2
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Not sure the ammonia is a good idea.

There's plenty of more gentle cleaners that will get it off. Apart from the specialist boat cleaners, just some Cif may do the job.

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Old 15 January 2006, 10:54   #3
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The daddy of detergents is TFR (traffic film remover) it can be bought from motor factors. I use it for everything, it strips the crap off tubes and brings them up like new. But, it's prudent to dilute it by at least half and rinse before it drys. Then bear in mind that the gelcoat or whatever you've cleaned is left stripped of all protection. So once dry, polish or tube protector should be applied.
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Old 15 January 2006, 17:54   #4
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I used a paste made of cheap (tesco value) washing powder to clean mine up-it works quite well. It's bloody good at cleaning the crap off the deck too as it gets right down into the non-slip.Even removed the crap that dripped out of the steering cable after it was packed with grease. Make sure you hose it off well though.
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