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why not just go over the hull with some fine sand paper. Will make the hull smoother, and also clean it....2 birds with one stone
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Post Options Post Options   Quote romany123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 09 at 8:47am

Morning Stevie

OK once or twice but if you do it to often you could end up going through the gelcoat.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote womble12345 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 09 at 12:36pm

Originally posted by Stevie_GTI

why not just go over the hull with some fine sand paper. Will make the hull smoother, and also clean it....2 birds with one stone

I wouldnt do this, in my opinion it is a sure fire way to get osmosis as you shave off the waterproof outer skin and then the hull sucks up water.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 09 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by romany123

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.

Wow, looks great! The hull of my dinghy is reasonably oxidised - mainly at the bow - will this help remove that or will it generally be better to 'Cut & Paste' with two products (my favoured option at the moment tbh)

 

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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Hi flea

I got it to get rid of the waterline staining (yellow) which was pertty bad, it got rid of that and the engine exaust stains. Not sure what oxidisation is, but I have been using it ever since.

 

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