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> Simcoe Scum Spots, Cleaning a Summer of Simcoe off Boat?
BlackCrowe13
Posted: Sep 20, 2018 - 11:36 pm


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Well Fall is officially here, and I wanted to give to boat a good cleaning after a ton of time picking up scum and water spots like crazy. Black paint looks so nice... but holy water spots and cruddy film!

Iíve read up as much as I can, and have been trying the distilled water and vinegar route, detailing spray, soap and water, elbow grease, etc. Looks a million times better, but still canít get nearly everything off.

Anyone have any silver bullet that cleans aluminum boats? These water spots are going to drive me batty! I donít want to damage the paint, but there has got to be a solution the does not require me rubbing the top coat off.

Love the Summer on Simcoe, hate the after season cleanup!

Help please! Lol

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porkpie
Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 08:01 am


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Brake cleaner has worked for me at the rear of my boat for the heavy scum line that develops. It cleaned it up very nicely. I haven't had any paint damage as a result, and believe me I was very careful at first. That said, I have no idea what it will do to YOUR paintwork, so if you opt to try it, proceed with caution and apply sparingly, and don't blame me if things go wrong lol.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 08:37 am


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muridic acid and sharktide will do it for you. just be carefull

most hull cleaners have some acetone in them

next year, just clean it after each use and you will not have this problem..gl

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 09:32 am


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use Industrial toilet bowl cleaner or On & Off haul cleaner

http://crc-canada.ca/marine/cleaner-degrea...-785-liter.html

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 10:29 am


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Natural Marine Aluminum boat cleaner.

Then use the Natural Marine aluminum boat wax. Best stuff going. Leave a movable surface so that next year scum wipes right off.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 12:19 pm


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The solution is to wipe down your boat as soon as u get home sound stupid but waxing the black paint helps

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 02:28 pm


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Do t just use some crappy so called Marine Wax. Get an actual marine wax made by a company that specializes in Marine. Some marine wax is just automotive wax in a marine labeled bottle.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 06:47 pm


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i use limeaway in green bottle,i buy mine in states and seems to work alittle better than from canadiantire,goodluck

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 07:00 pm


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Hey Blackcrow, No Surprise to read your post. I asked the same question 5 years ago when I bought my Black Lund Rebel. Love the way black looks until it hits Simcoe water. The best I can tell you is what was told to me from this forum.
Wash the boat with vinegar and water, the harder the stains the stronger the vinegar, followed by car wash soap. Dry it off. Then get a bottle of NU FINISH and put it on your boat. This is the only thing that has worked. Plus I wash my boat with vinegar now after each time it goes in Simcoe.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 07:59 pm


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Thanks for all the great suggestions everybody!

I decided to give ya distilled water and vinegar a second shot at 50/50 mix... it worked pretty well. Some spots needed a second and third sparky and wipe to get the spots off, and itís not absolutely perfect, however itís as good as itís looked since new by far.

Half the boat is done, and will try to complete it tomorrow weather permitting.

Love the wax idea to keep the water bearing off for a while!

Thanks again for the suggestions!

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Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 08:01 pm


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The clean side... not perfect, but sheís looking better for sure!

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Posted: Sep 22, 2018 - 06:10 am


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Nice boat hard to believe we drink that water

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BlackCrowe13
Posted: Sep 22, 2018 - 03:03 pm


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Only thing left giving me trouble... fish slime from the area I net fish.

Looks like I have some fish baked in to my boat.

Still a million times better even with the fish slime sport pattern.



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Posted: Sep 22, 2018 - 03:04 pm


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Clean up for Musky season!

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Posted: Sep 22, 2018 - 03:39 pm


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mmmmmm cold beer

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