Are you guys keeping secrets??

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by KrazyKarl, Nov 2, 2022.

  1. KrazyKarl

    KrazyKarl Member

    Jun 26, 2022
    1999 190CC Sea Ray
    4.3L Alpha (190 PHP) MCM stern drive
    I have been wiping & cleaning with a pressure washer using soap after every outing with my boat & the crud on the hull just kept getting darker & darker. I boat in the dirty Ohio river & I can see crud building up on the hull causing a bath ring around my boat.
    After winterizing I tried just about everything to clean but nothing worked, a buddy told me to use polishing compound & a drill with a bonnet on it to buff it off. Knowing that's abrasive I didn't want to start that. I had tried the Star Bright hull polish but that wouldn't cut the crud. I talked to a woman in Walmart that said she & he husband have a boat & she buys this for her husband to use. This stuff is wonderful, just spray let it cut the crud & wipe it off.
    This stuff is so great everyone needs to know about it.

  2. ASH

    ASH Active Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner, liquid not gel, has the same active ingredient and cost $2.99. Works exactly the same.
  3. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2014 Cobalt R5
    Volvo Penta V8-300 DP
    That's an acid based hull cleaner, it either has Oxalic or Muriatic acid in it - toxic stuff, don't get it on your skin, trailer and try not to breath the fumes. However, when it comes removing the brown stains on a white hull, that's the only thing that will really do it.
  4. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Iron out spray was my go to...
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  5. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    Likewise. When I bought my 98 290 DA although it was clean the rust stain was a pain in the butt until I discovered the magical properties of Rust-Aid spray from Goof Off. While swimming I can just spray and watch it disappear in front of my eyes. No scrubbing at all.

    Magic I tell you. :)
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  6. Brett H

    Brett H Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 12, 2009
    Formerly Lake Lanier, now Lake Chickamauga
    2004 550 DA
    Raymarine e127's
    Magnum Radar
    KVH HD7
    Xantrex SW3024
    Vesper XB8000 AIS
    Siren Marine
    Twin MAN 800's (D2848LE403)
    Onan 17KW Gen (Kubota Engine)
    No telling how much money I have spent over 40+ years on various products marketed as "hull cleaners", that performed poorly. I now use Barkeepers Friend for the bathtub ring. Heard about it on this site from @carterchapman . Cheap ($3) and extremely effective.

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