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Old 08-11-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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While wiping down my boat this morning I discovered a white residue when wringing out my rag. Is the paint coming off?
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #2
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I`ve seen that. Strange stuff,like very thin no fat milk? I put it down to salt spray in solution, with some air fallout, but it could be old wax polish coming off, or a combination. Either way the paint does not seem to be disappearing, two pack paints are a very hard surface,as discovered when getting old paint off the windlass cover to repaint. BruceK
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Could also be oxidized gelcoat unless you have a wood boat or your fiberglass boat has been painted. If its oxidized gelcoat you need to get wax on it if you want to stop the gelcoat loss.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:07 AM   #4
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Most boat paint will surface oxidize , it gives a cleaner looking surface .

Esp with white.
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Probably oxidized gelcoat or paint.,if it has been painted.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #6
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While wiping down my boat this morning I discovered a white residue when wringing out my rag. Is the paint coming off?
Is your boat painted?

It's hard to give a good answer without knowing that.
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