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Old 20 March 2003, 05:29   #11
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Sugar soap as suggested by Alan P works well.

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Neither have i Manos - Just would like to confirm this won't damage anything if i use it!
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Old 20 March 2003, 06:40   #12
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I assume is part of sugar and soapy water (harmless what so ever I recon). But I do not think that this treatment will last for more than 5 mins when you put your boat in the water as sugar will dissolve.

I always used Fairy Liquid (not any other type of dish cleaner) and armorall for car tyres. The finish product looks very nice but again it only lasts for a week max if the boat is in the water.

I was just wondering that the silicon oil would have lasted a bit longer but reading the posts of the after effects I think is a big NO NO
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Sugar soap, Manos, beleive it or not does not contain Sugar, and i dobout if it has any soap in it either. From what i understand it's a caustic solution. It's used to clean woodwork before painting. Hence the concern over using it on my tubes as Pete and Alan seam to suggest?

I agree with NOT using silicone though. Also, fairy liquid contains a degreasent, hence you should not use it for washing your car because it will take off the lacqur - so would we be better using a car shampoo?
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Sugar soap, ........it's a caustic solution.
......fairy liquid contains a degreasent,...........so would we be better using a car shampoo?
BL..Y H..L @##@#&
I didn't know that.
Forgive my ignorance!!
Car shampoo sounds like a good suggestion but I think that it also contains a light silicon solution as well or not??

I don't think Fairy Liquid is that bad?? I have been using the staff for evrything, boats, cars, bikes etc No damage so far.
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Had a real problem with a car about 5 years ago - having had it repaired after an accident 6mnths later paint was flaking - lacqur peeling. The body shop guys told me repaired (ie hand painted) is not as resisting the degreasent as origional factory paint so most people who use some fairy liquid (or any washing up liquid for that matter) may never notice but it IS damaging it.

Makes sense really given that you dishes are greesy!!

Anyway car shampoo may well endeed have a silicone component - there are special RIB cleaning solutions but i don't agree with the 20 price tag so havent tried them. I've been using car shampoo WITHOUT wax (some have this built in).
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I've been using car shampoo WITHOUT wax (some have this built in).
Good idea will try it. Cheers
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some more great advice, thank you

so a car shampoo without wax, done, will try

but what ploish would you recommend for buffing (by hand) and protecting the console and seats etc??? would it be fair to say you could also do this to your hull (non-antifouled) and gain any resonable perfermance over a regular powerwash even though kept on trailer other than it looking pretty
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but what ploish would you recommend for buffing (by hand) and protecting the console and seats etc???
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Try not to use a silicon based polish on the hull either. You will find that it will repell gell coat filler if you have to mend any scratches ect.
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Do you think that the Miracle Coat Boat Wax has silicone in it. On the back it says that :

"This product provides a lasting lustre and an extremely hard and durable coat that protects the finish against chalking, sunlight, salt spray, droppings dirt, grease etc Algea, 'grass', and dirt and grime will loosely adhere at the waterline and can be removed readily"

:eeek;

This is getting too b..y complicated LOLOL
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