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I've found using a cutting compound works well - even removes light scratches etc. You can buy it from Northampton sailboats etc - its called 'finishing paste' or something, alternatively, Halfords sell their own brand cutting compound (comes in a yellow tube costs about 5)
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Hi I am new to this site, so Hello all.

Talking of cleaners I have just used Easy Clean on my saddler. I read it in the May addition of PBO and it was in Sailing Today in June (no I dont read every sailing mag  ).  The test results are on their site www.avantsupplies.com I must admit I am impressed with the results must be the quickest clean up I have ever done. One bottle covered all of my 34 ft hull.

Great site wonder why I Havent heard of it before.

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Hi techtrader and welcome on the forum. You're right, it is a great site and there are topics on just about anything!
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Thanks Black no sugar ( thats the way I like my coffee to)

I think I have been a sucker to most sailing hype so its nice to buy a product that really works. Now I need something to keep my prop clean. I have tried just about everything from hard racing anti fouling to stove blacking

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Originally posted by techtrader

Now I need something to keep my prop clean. I have tried just about everything from hard racing anti fouling to stove blacking

What about vaseline?

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Hi Lucy

Tried that a couple of years ago, but no joy   Thanks anyway

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Keeping your prop clean, heard a roomer that black permanent marker pen ink works, discovered when someone wrote on a prop and a year later there was growth on the prop  but not where they had written. After that there is a wonder product called 'prop speed' with a wonder price tag, meant to be the best out there but allegedly keeps it clean for two years.
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Cillit Bang is good for cleaning up old GRP. Worked a treat on an old Laser.

When I used to work in a boatyard they used to mix up a gloop of 50:50 mastic and grease then smear it onto the prop. But whatever you do don't let the fowling settle otherwise it causes pitting and that really messes up a prop. 
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Thanks for the replies guy's

Sorry about the delay in coming back Mother in law is in hospital and we are flying backwards and forward to visit.

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Originally posted by techtrader

Hi I am new to this site, so Hello all.

Talking of cleaners I have just used Easy Clean on my saddler. I read it in the May addition of PBO and it was in Sailing Today in June (no I dont read every sailing mag  ).  The test results are on their site www.avantsupplies.com I must admit I am impressed with the results must be the quickest clean up I have ever done. One bottle covered all of my 34 ft hull.

Great site wonder why I Havent heard of it before.

 

Hi Tech

Just got an email from Avant supplies. They now have a new web site www.boat-cleaner.co.uk been buying it for the last 4 years I rate it. they are also adding chandles to the site, whish I wish they had them on their old site. Saves on the postage.   great forum.

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