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Boat clean up 27 Jun 2018 00:08 #86080

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Sounds great Im 3 mi from Springfield on Sisters Ferry
I will definetly holler at you

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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 03:51 #85831

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Boatboy wrote: That aluminum brightener turns the aluminum almost white. I personally don't like the look.


The whitening can happen when you try to do too big an area at once and don't get it rinsed off quickly or well enough. That happened to me when I was working on it in the sun and it started to dry before it was rinsed. It does look like crap. When that happens you need to start over. When done according to the directions on the bottle it just gets clean.

FWIW... When my tiny local NAPA store doesn't have it, or I don't feel like driving 2 towns away, I found that Meguiares 'Chrome Wheel Cleaner' (...There's 3 formulations; this one's in the red bottle; always find it at Wally-World.), works almost as well. It has the same active ingredient, but is a bit weaker, and seems to be a little more forgiving with respect to the whitening that John mentioned. I use it on boats that stay in the water all season and get pretty cruddy. This was my Lund...


I'd get asked all the time if it was new.

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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 02:33 #85830

I live just across the Ogeechee river from Guyton lets go river cruising sometime
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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 01:31 #85828

That aluminum brightener turns the aluminum almost white. I personally don't like the look.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 01:24 #85827

I am going to use everbrite soon, I will post some before and after pictures.

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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 01:23 #85826

Nuvite aluminum polish for the boat and Gano's Outboard Repair & Parts for your motor.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
1955 PlastiCraft 12 Ft. Delux Runabout
1957 Clipper & twin 35 HP Evinrudes
1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD
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Boat clean up 16 Jun 2018 00:08 #85824

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Scoot, I wonder if that Everbrite stuff would help with the streaks?
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Boat clean up 15 Jun 2018 23:27 #85823

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Yes it will effect the anodized finish. If you want to maintain the anodized finish, I would be very wary about using any acid based cleaner. You need to be extremely anal about neutralizing and/or removing traces of the Napa aluminum cleaner. It can hide in the gunnels and leach out when the boat gets wet. The stuff works great on bare aluminum. I have streaks running down the sides of my blue anodized Vag to prove it. Bummer,.
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Boat clean up 15 Jun 2018 21:19 #85817

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I wouldn't use that product on anodized aluminum. It's active ingredient is phosphoric acid and I imagine it'd cause some damage. There is a product that'll spruce up the anodizing, called 'Everbrite'. There's a post here by Terry that explains how it works.

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Boat clean up 15 Jun 2018 20:15 #85813

RickG that's some good quick advice, thanks.

Bummer about the grass, I was wondering what you were showing before I read your post.

How about the anodized aluminum, with NAPA brightner, will it harm the anodized aluminum?

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