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Old 06 July 2012, 18:27   #1
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Yellow Hull clean up??

Hello there, I had my rib in the water last summer and I'm cleaning it up once again. I want to bring the hull up like new again , get rid of the yellow water scum. I previously used cif but it took far to long to clean. Any ideas on household products , any suggestion welcome!

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Old 06 July 2012, 19:05   #2
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Oxalic acid/wallpaper paste mix should do the job and it's about 10% of the price of the expensive hull cleaners. Wear gloves.
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Old 06 July 2012, 19:06   #3
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Old 06 July 2012, 23:13   #4
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Yep, most Oxalic acid type cleaners will be what you want although some hull cleaners that contain this are less effective than others, I have just finished cleaning a boat that has never been cleaned in 9 years and used a French hull cleaner, yellow bottle from Force Four Chandlery (sorry, thrown away the bottle and can't recall the name), it was excellent but I ran out just before finishing and purchased a different one that was not so effective. With a jet wash and scrubbing I'd be still there until next year. I think Muriatic acid is also good for cleaning hulls from what I've heard. On You Tube you'll find some vids from the US showing products being used with both types of acid.
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