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hugoboss1
Mar-10-2011 @ 9:21 PM                           Permalink
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With the season approaching my thourgths are turning to getting my boat ready fot the summer season.

Can anybody advise me regarding the best cleaning products from the hundreds currently on the market that will deal with the following:

GRP Cleaner
Rust remover
Mould remover

Many Thanks

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Mar-10-2011 @ 11:26 PM                           Permalink
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Use the toilet cleaner in the blue bottle, can't think of name at the moment, but somebody will.
Takes all the stains off.

Soon Be Summer

Malcolm

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Mar-10-2011 @ 12:27 AM                           Permalink
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I've heard a lot of good things about oxalic acid as a general GRP cleaner and rust remover, so much so that I've ordered a 5kg tub (it also restores rusty iron/steel and I've got a very rusty 56lb sack weight I want to clean up and paint so I can use it as a mudweight).

Apparently the technique is to make up a 6-10% w/v solution in warm water (60-100g of crystals added to 1l of water - always add acid to water, never water to acid), spray/sponge it on (you'll need decent gloves and eye protection wouldn't go amiss), wait for it to work it's magic and then rinse off with plenty of water.

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Mar-11-2011 @ 1:01 PM                           Permalink
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I recently used "Traffic Film Remover" along with a pressure washer hired from HSS in Norwich. No exageration to say that it fetched everything off!

Trevor

www.normanboats.co.uk


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As my boat is invariably washed whilst afloat, I think it's important to use only environmentally friendly products.

I use "EVM" and a power washer. It works at least as well as the car and caravan products that I used before.

It's actually produced here on the Broads, and is available from Brian Ward at Brundall.

http://shop.cormoranttrading.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=505

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http://www.brianwards.co.uk/

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Thanks to all you replied.

Your comments are most helpfull.

Regards

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Mar-15-2011 @ 12:35 AM                           Permalink
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The "blue toilet cleaner" is one of the Harpic range. Paint it on with a brush then polish or wash it off and the fibre glass will come up a treat.If it is a bit stubborn you may need a second application. It may be a toilet cleaner but as you wash it off and then use a GRP polish, hopefully you should not be damaging the environment!
Regards...Alan.

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The best advice I can give is to recommend a visit to Hugh Crane
Cleaning Equipment Supplies at South Walsham Road, Acle, and discuss
your exact requirements with the extremely helpful staff there.  They
really do seem to have a high quality cleaning product to suit every
requirement & I cannot recommend them too highly!

http://www.hughcrane.com/

I was introduced to them by one of the River Inspectors (Rangers if you
must!) and although I do not live locally I have bought a hot water
pressure washer and many chemicals from them over several years for
both my business and my boat, all of which have performed admirably.

Pete    CV21

The nights might be drawing out now
but its just over 14 weeks until they
start drawing in AGAIN towards
winter!!


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