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Old 04 March 2008, 18:22   #1
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Removing Barnacles

I've just taken possession of a nearly new yam 15 which has been left in salt water resulting in remains of barnacle growth on the skeg.

How do I remove the bases without damaging the paintwork?
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Old 04 March 2008, 18:46   #2
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Depends what type of paint it is. IF it's epoxy paint you could use some HCL or brick cleaner which will dissolve them off.
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It's the original gunmetal grey from the factory.
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Old 05 March 2008, 11:10   #4
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I see Yamaha use an Acrylic rather than an epoxy paint. Acid resistance is classified as moderate so try using a green nylon scourer first!!!
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