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Old 09-28-2020, 07:46 PM   #1
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I am looking to clean my boat myself this year.
What is the best way to do this to get the loose slim and the green
water line cleaned off of the hull.
The boat is still on the trailer and I heard many products cannot be used when on a trailer.

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I am looking to clean my boat myself this year.
What is the best way to do this to get the loose slim and the green
water line cleaned off of the hull.
The boat is still on the trailer and I heard many products cannot be used when on a trailer.

Thanks
Use SlimeyGrimey won't hurt your trailer. takes a little scrubbing but not toxic at all.
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Whatever you use, please don't do it where the rinse will drain into the lake or another wetland. Keeping it clean is always a great source of pride.
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Distilled Water (for less residue) and Vinegar 50/50 mix in a bucket with a simple soft car wash brush.

All-natural, will rip through the brown/green slime with a simple soft scrub brush.

Then do a wax before storing so next year stuff comes off even easier.

I use that on my 'toon, much nicer than that muriatic acid crap that can etch. Vinegar should not hurt your gell-coat, not strong enough.

And if it does not work for you, your out about $5 at Walmart (FLL would be happy).

"Your mileage may vary,,,"
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Distilled Water (for less residue) and Vinegar 50/50 mix in a bucket with a simple soft car wash brush....
If you've been running a dehumidifier in your basement, save a bucket or two of the condensate in empty jugs. That condensate is essentially distilled water, just water vapor (humidity) condensed out of the air, with no mineral content. Now you're out just the cost of the vinegar.
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Distilled Water (for less residue) and Vinegar 50/50 mix in a bucket with a simple soft car wash brush.

All-natural, will rip through the brown/green slime with a simple soft scrub brush.

Then do a wax before storing so next year stuff comes off even easier.

I use that on my 'toon, much nicer than that muriatic acid crap that can etch. Vinegar should not hurt your gell-coat, not strong enough.

And if it does not work for you, your out about $5 at Walmart (FLL would be happy).

"Your mileage may vary,,,"
I going to try that - have you used it on a fiberglass hull? The SlimeyGrimey is somewhat expensive
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I have not. I've used it on SharkHide coated toons with good luck vs effort. Low effort, low cost for a decent clean.

I'd try it on a small section of lower transom to see how it works.
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