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Old 13 March 2011, 04:12   #1
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Is it possible to steam clean my boat... The intention was for the bilges and moulded deck. But I was concerned it may scorch or burn.

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Old 14 March 2011, 13:53   #2
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If its GRP then yes.
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Are you talking about an industrial steam cleaner or a domestic version such as Polti? A domestic unit produces steam under pressure (150 degrees at 5-7 bar). I suppose the only difference with a commercial unit will be the pressure of the steam and the continuous top-up facility. Probably worth working in a small section to see how you get on, and to see there are no adverse effects. Bear in mind, the steam throws debris everywhere when you're working, so you'll need gloves and probably eye protection.
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I'd just be a little concerned about it lifting any of the gel coat.. They say not to spray too close to car paint incase it peels it...you can't beat a bit of elbow grease and the garden hose with a spray gun on it! 
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