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04 December 2014 - 06:21 PMI have had a 98 Grady in the water all season since 2005 without bottom paint, I really hate the look.
I acid wash at the end of each season and she turns out great.
To date . . . have never had a blistering problem.
I do scrub it whenever possible out in the bay.
18 October 2014 - 09:03 AMAbsolutely safe for fiberglass, but might stain concrete (clean) and kill grass so pick your location well.
Just cleaned mine with Muriatic acid yesterday and it turned out great.
13 October 2014 - 09:23 AMI've tried all the various marine products, Mary Kate On/Off etc, and the commercial cleaning stuff like Zep and toilet bowl cleaners
but found that Muriatic acid from Home Depot works better and costs way less what the others. I think it's about $8 gallon and I use about 1/3 gallon /season.
If you read the active ingredients of most of the cleaners, they are some percentage of acid, oxalic, muriatic or phosphoric, but diluted.
Clean as much as you can get off with a power washer, put the acid in a spray bottle you don't plan on using again and hit the bottom with it.
Let it work for 5m or so and rinse with LOTS and LOTS of water, making sure to rinse the entire trailer too. Really tough areas may need a second application and longer wait before rinse.
It will take care of all of the organic material and stains.
Try to keep it off the fittings and lower unit best you can, and rinse- rinse- rinse.
Nasty stuff, wear gloves, don't get it on your skin or clothes, don't inhale it and always spray downwind.
05 September 2014 - 09:26 AMYesterday over Beacon Cove
23 July 2014 - 04:46 PM[quote name='kemper' timestamp='1406145779' post='1807481']
Geez - webcams, motion detectors. What you got cooking up on that island with all that surveillance?
cooking . . . now that made me laugh