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Old 07-04-2019, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After a month parked in my marina my hull was trashed. Here is my very inexpensive and effortless process.
In a regular plastic spray bottle I filled it half with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and the other half with hydrogen peroxide. I let it sit for 5 minutes and the scum literally starts to break down then pressure wash it off.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess it depends where and how long the boats been in the water. I tried the same concoction and others with zero results. Only thing thats works best for me is zing, or slimy grimy. Booyah works fairly well to for a non caustic cleaner.
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Floe boat lift....booyah! 'toons look like new after three years
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Interesting. I typically use straight toilet bowl cleaner or in very stubborn cases muriatic acid but never heard of mixing half TB and half peroxide. Does it cut down on the fumes?
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muriatic acid works great for the scum here. Cheap too....HD/Lowe's/ etc.

On/off works great too. Much more $$$$>

For both.....I use a weed sprayer and keep my face/lungs away from the fumes. It feels like your lungs pop if you don't.

Don't do on a windy day !

No pressure washer needed.
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muriatic acid works great for the scum here. Cheap too....HD/Lowe's/ etc.

On/off works great too. Much more $$$$>

For both.....I use a weed sprayer and keep my face/lungs away from the fumes. It feels like your lungs pop if you don't.

Don't do on a windy day !

No pressure washer needed.
You got that right! The other problem with muriatic acid is I find a spray bottle only lasts about an hour before the pump and check ball is destroyed which is why I save left over windex bottles or something similar.
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You got that right! The other problem with muriatic acid is I find a spray bottle only lasts about an hour before the pump and check ball is destroyed which is why I save left over windex bottles or something similar.
I run a bunch of water thru mine right when done and then soap and water. I only use that one for the acid. I have some for weeds and some for gear oil. A Sharpie marker works well to differentiate them Like all my different grease guns.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GN69N1C/ or similar
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muriatic acid works great for the scum here. Cheap too....HD/Lowe's/ etc.

On/off works great too. Much more $$$$>

For both.....I use a weed sprayer and keep my face/lungs away from the fumes. It feels like your lungs pop if you don't.

Don't do on a windy day !

No pressure washer needed.
Thats basically the same smell using slimy grimy or zing...with zing you'd best cover up well.
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I run a bunch of water thru mine right when done and then soap and water. I only use that one for the acid. I have some for weeds and some for gear oil. A Sharpie marker works well to differentiate them Like all my different grease guns.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GN69N1C/ or similar
I use the exact same sprayer. Bought it at lowes. Its rated for bleach.
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Been using the white scotch Brite pads to keep the scum off the boat. We will beach it while on the river, then I walk around the boat and scrub the scum off. 36 footer is too wide for the roads without permits. Only comes out in the fall, buff and wax with 3M stuff and wrap it up till spring.

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