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Best bet in stopping tea colored stain on the MT 170 below water line?
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posted 04-23-2004 10:26 PM ET (US)
I had just put in my second year 2003 MT 170 in for a CRUISE in the Chesapeake Bay and only after a half day when pulling out the boat I found the sides below the water line were stained from the muddy water! I scrubbed the sides of the boat! What is the best procedure to either waxing or first clean and waxing the haul so her natural Whaler charm gleams throughout the summer? I was going to wax the lower sides with McGuires Wax after a good cleaning! Happy season to all! See some of ya at Marthas and Nantucket Islands this summer! Cow
posted 04-24-2004 03:52 AM ET (US)
I use Starbrite Marine polish with PTFE. It's a very good product and keeps the tea colored stains off the hull and sides. I waxed mine twice last year. Once in April and once in August.
posted 04-24-2004 09:15 AM ET (US)
how about some comments on the best way to remove stains. after a season in cayuga lake (ny) my dauntless has become slightly discolored below the waterline. it was in storage for 18 months before i acquired it. i have been told that the stains can be removed by acid washing the bottom. has anyone done this and what are the results? after i get it cleaned up i'll apply wax and keep it on the trailer.
posted 04-24-2004 01:11 PM ET (US)
This topic has been discussed a few times before.
Here are some links.
posted 04-24-2004 08:53 PM ET (US)
Any of the hull cleanes that use phosporic acid will work really well. You just wipe it on wait and then rinse it off. You may have to reaply several times.
You can also go to the hardware store and buy 'Santeen' brand industrial toilet cleaner. It costs about $2.00 per gallon and is basically the same stuff at you get in On and Off or any of the same marine quart size containers for $6 per quart.
If you do this on your trailer be really careful or you will eat the paint or galvanizing right off your trailer if you don't wash it off right away.
posted 05-02-2004 10:41 PM ET (US)
Mary Kates on and off, quart botttle, works perfectly! Try it diluted first.
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