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Old 16 March 2007, 00:29   #11
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Cillit bang anyone?

I suspect with it being a dilute acid it'd get rid of barnacle rings quite well.
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Old 16 March 2007, 03:11   #12
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Barnacle (hull)cleaner from Force Four !! Brilliant stuff, my searider had been in the water for months i guess, fisrt of all, whilst on the trailer, water the trailer down, (it will take off galvanized) spray on, wait 10 mins and very gently rub down with a light scourer, ,then wash down,looks superb,
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Old 16 March 2007, 03:39   #13
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I don't know if you have heard of this product - it has been around for quite a while - it's called A N T I F O U L. You paint it on your hull and it stops stuff from growing on it - Amazing.
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Old 16 March 2007, 03:43   #14
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How did the fibreglass stand up to regular steam cleaning???
Never used it on 'steam' mode, you can adjust it so the water coming out is just hot - normally so the metal nozzle is still just about cool enough to touch without getting burned. The fibreglass did seem fine, but not sure how it would handle a direct steaming.

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Old 16 March 2007, 07:57   #15
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Never used it on 'steam' mode, you can adjust it so the water coming out is just hot - normally so the metal nozzle is still just about cool enough to touch without getting burned. The fibreglass did seem fine, but not sure how it would handle a direct steaming.

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I have used a steam cleaner on firbreglass. It works just fine
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I don't know if you have heard of this product - it has been around for quite a while - it's called A N T I F O U L. You paint it on your hull and it stops stuff from growing on it - Amazing.
If TBT was still allowed there would be no problem but it isn't!!! Also I don't fancy taking sandpaper to my hull - eventually I will have a trailer so won't need the stuff.
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If TBT was still allowed there would be no problem
- unless you are a shelfish - or like to eat shelfish.
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Mauric acid (i think that's how it's spelt) will remove the whole thing hard shell and all, follow the instructions carefully and don't let it get anywhere near metal. It will remove everything they use it in the states for cleaning pools.



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I read in a boat mag the other day that the only way to remove barancles with a pressure washer was to use a pencil type jet - fan types just wouldn't have high enough nozzle pressure. They didn't mention what kind of hull it was - will a narrow jet damage gel coat from a normal domestic type pressure washer?

2nd question is quite bizzare - has anyone tried pressure washing their hull when it is still in the water? I have a lance with a swivelling head that would be ideal.
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Mauric acid (i think that's how it's spelt) will remove the whole thing hard shell and all, follow the instructions carefully and don't let it get anywhere near metal. It will remove everything they use it in the states for cleaning pools.
Including your skin. It's Hydrochloric acid given a silly name
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.....I don't fancy taking sandpaper to my hull .....
Never mind a bit of roughing up before antifouling, some people on here seem quite happy to cover their hulls in various acids and other chemicals - some will even take a sandblaster to it I just don't understand why, if their boat is to be on the water for some length of time, they don't do the job properly in the first place!
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