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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:04 pm 
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Any advice on a quick and easy way to make the hulls look a little nicer? I don't want to sand anything, just want to know what products people use to make the hulls a bit cleaner and nicer looking. I have white hulls with a black stripe.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:27 am 
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I have not tried it on mine yet but seems Starbrite is used by others on the forum. Do a search on the site for restoring / cleaning and you should find some more info.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:02 am 
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Starbrite, or any other product containing Oxalic acid, will clean out the pore/pock/pits in the gelcoat caused by UV

my go to is Bar Keepers Friend, located next to the Comet abrasive cleaner at the hardware store
they have a "liquid" version, but you can add your own water to the powder version and slather on a paste

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 am 
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"Slimy Grimy", sprays on, you can rub the worst spots with your fingers or hand, hose off. You won't believe how well this stuff works on fiberglass.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:49 pm 
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What do you think of the 3m marine restorer and wax or this?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:30 am 
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As for the getaway with rotomold. I found it easiest to wipe down with uv protectant with a magic eraser. Only thing I found that would really make the boat look new again


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:15 am 
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Goof Off - RustAid is very good at removing the brown stains - mainly from organics (naturally occurring humic, tannic and fulvic acids, etc.) in the water as well as removing rust on boats. It is safe for fiberglass, etc.

Very easy to use: Mix 3 parts water with 1 part Goof Off - RustAid in a 1 gallon hand pump sprayer. Spray on Hobie, stains disappear in less than a minute, then rinse off. Recommend wearing eye protection.

Available at Lowes, Home Depot, etc. at less than $10.00 per gallon. Also 1 gallon plastic hand pump sprayer for less than $10.00 which can be used many many times (if rinsed out after each use).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:29 am 
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One thing no one has mentioned but it SHOULD be stressed.

If you don't wax the hulls after you deep clean them you are not protecting the glass from future stains, grime.

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