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Old 05-09-2019, 09:11 AM
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Default Boat Scum Removal

I have a 2001 Lund Mr Pike that I am getting ready for spring fishing. I have a scum line around the boat. What product & process should I use to remove it without damaging the paint?
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:22 AM
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I like Boat Bling Toon Sauce.

https://www.amazon.com/Boat-Bling-TS...r=8-3-fkmrnull
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:49 AM
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I have had very good success with Simple Green. I guess it depends how bad it is, but I have been able to walk around the boat spraying it on, and on the return pass, scrub and rinse it off.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:05 PM
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Depends what it is. If its hard water mark, vinegar on a rag will take it right off. If its scum/algae/dirt you will want to spray as much off with a pressure washer as possible (to remove grit) before you start wiping or youll scratch the **** out of your boat. Car wash soap and elbow grease will take the dirt line off. When you do get it all cleaned, make sure you wax the boat. It will make it much easier to clean next time.

Since getting a new boat, I have been wiping it down with mothers marine spray wax and a microfiber towel after each trip.. it wipes right off in 5 minutes or so.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:18 PM
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For the scum line, LCR, or Kaboom work really well.

If you have any reddish tinge on the boat indicating the presence of iron from the water, use IRON out.

These are all available at the big box stores.

Good luck

Pressure wash first.
Then do an LCR or Kaboom treatment with a sponge application and a car wash brush to brush down.
If any thing is remaining, wet the hull, and then use rubber gloves and a sponge to apply the IRON out crystals. Let it sit for 10 minutes in a well vented area like your drive way and then use the spray end of your garden hose along with a car washing brush for the final clean up.

Also, the fiberglass scrubees work very well for this job.
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Old 05-10-2019, 02:46 PM
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try this.. worked great for me, really cheap too. i used around 4 or 5 bottles on my 24' boat. just poured it into the spray bottle (no water added), sprayed it on there (i did it in sections, about 6 ft at a time) and let it sit for about 10 min. then hit it with the pressure washer. i didn't do any scrubbing at all. you can see the results for yourself.
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Old 05-10-2019, 04:47 PM
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Hot Sauce Hard Spot Remover - I bought this for the same thing and took it off vary easy with little effort. What I will say is this definitely has a bunch of vinegar in it so I would try and see if just a simple vinegar and water mixture would take it off first before you buy the bottle.



https://www.cabelas.com/product/Boat...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:43 AM
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Bowhunter,
I see why it is so effective.

Here is the SDS sheet for the cleaner:

http://www.rbnainfo.com/MSDS/US/Prof...20EN%20GHS.pdf

The primary substance in the cleaner is 5% hydrochloric acid. So, yes it will be very effective, but be sure to use rubber gloves, a mask and protective eye ware when using the cleaner as you would do when using any other acid for cleaning.

Be safe
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:36 AM
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try this.. worked great for me, really cheap too. i used around 4 or 5 bottles on my 24' boat. just poured it into the spray bottle (no water added), sprayed it on there (i did it in sections, about 6 ft at a time) and let it sit for about 10 min. then hit it with the pressure washer. i didn't do any scrubbing at all. you can see the results for yourself.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:52 AM
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Lots of videos on YouTube showing toilet bowl cleaner outperforming any dedicated marine product for fiberglass.
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