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Old 02-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #21
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The Coot's exterior*paints are Awl Grip.
Never wax AwlGrip, it will cut the life of the paint to next to nothing. AwlGrip makes a sealer for the paint and you should not use anything else unless you are ready to re-paint soon. Chuck
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:34 PM   #22
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Got it.* Won't wax the Coot.*

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Old 02-11-2011, 02:47 PM   #23
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I used Barkeeper Friend to get the brown off and coats of wax to keep it away during the season. I think that FF suggested that years ago. I also remember someone recommending some sort of toilet bowl cleaner as well.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #24
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was the coot what?
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:52 PM   #25
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was the coot what?
Already fixed it.

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #26
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MTOA = Marine Trader Owner's Association
(for the initializationly challenged)
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:33 AM   #27
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I use toilet bowl cleaner on the mustache. easy to apply, instant results. It is hydrochloric acid in a gel, so close cousin to muriatic acid.
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:54 AM   #28
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Can any of this stuff be used to clean fenders?
Hope this is related enough.
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:52 PM   #29
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Acetone will leave the fenders sticky, then they really get dirty. One of the best things I've ever found for nasty fenders is Go-Jo hand cleaner. Ditto for power cords.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:32 PM   #30
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Yea... Sure it is. Continue to tell yourself that
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:38 PM   #31
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Keith wrote:One of the best things I've ever found for nasty fenders is Go-Jo hand cleaner. Ditto for power cords.
interesting suggestion.* I never thought of that.* Stands to reason it would work--- it does a great job of getting oil, grease, brake dust, you name it off of hands.* It's the standard soap in all the restrooms in the Boeing assembly plants and it works great.

I did find that one of those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers did a decent job of cleaning a power cord but the eraser goes away as you use it.* But if that worked, it seems that Go-Jo could work even better.* I'll try it......

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Old 02-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #32
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Carl,
Ditto on the Muratic acid in a spray bottle. Use all the normal precautions of course. If takes the mustache off and also the stain below your AC pump outlets.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:12 AM   #33
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Never wax AwlGrip, it will cut the life of the paint to next to nothing. AwlGrip makes a sealer for the paint and you should not use anything else unless you are ready to re-paint soon. Chuck
Chuck:* Where did you here that?* Awlgrip recommended we wax a few areas to postpone repainting our 11 year old Awlgrip job.* Here's what Awlgrip says:

General:
Wax build up ages and yellows very rapidly, creating the need to maintain the wax and causing the topcoat to appear yellow. Wax build up also collects dirt, increasing maintenance.
Awlgrip Only:
Waxing with a wax which contains no abrasives or cleaners will probably not hurt the surface, but at the same time offers no benefit. Regular waxing will not increase the life of an Awlgrip Finish. Wax can temporarily restore the gloss to small scuffs, scrapes, scratches. Sometimes allowing the postponement of repairs or repairing until a convenient time.
Awlcraft 2000 Only:
Waxing will help maintain the gloss on Awlcraft 2000 finishes, especially those which have been buffed or polished. Remember waxing leads to having to maintain the wax.


http://www.awlgrip.com/support/topco...intenance.aspx


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Old 02-13-2011, 03:14 PM   #34
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I use GOJO also, the kind with pumice, on grungy fenders. It works quite well on shore power cords too.
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #35
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The topsides (hull) are International Reaction Lacquer two-pot, which started yellowing after 5 years. I clean them with Emergel (Phosphoric Acid) rinse off, and then apply a wax finish. The hull looks good for at least a year before the yellowing starts to appear again.

The cabin is painted with Brightside single pot and I wash it down with Armoral Car Wash & Wax every couple of months. Leaves enough of a gloss to repel dirt - although I stll get a bit of mould under the over-hanging surfaces. Would really liked to have two-pot on the cabin as well.

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Old 02-13-2011, 04:43 PM   #36
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Brought back a fender I thought was beyond cleaning with clorox spray. Just let it sit and do it over til it whitens.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #37
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We use 3 M poilish on all of our boats.

AND


I have this 13 year old Black and Silver Toyota RAV 4 which has never been painted.

It stays out in the rain and even in Hurricanes .


The Black paint finish looks better than new because is use *3 m Boat polish
which has UV additive. Because *UV kills .
Over time this polish adds layer after layer, just like clear coat *and acts as a barrier to the elements.
OH ! easy on easy off.
Note :- The item must be *very clean,that is get rid of the salt and dirt *with many washings and purifications,then Chamois *off with WHITE vinegar and water.


I used to use regular wax *(Simonize and Baking flour ) 50 years ago.
To day it's all chemicals.


"If it moves salute it, if it don't paint it."


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FENDERS*Put straight clorox in a Tilex spray bottle with a good squirt of detergent which is the binder.


Do clean/ rinse out the *Tilex sprayer when done.


Badly soiled fenders *try Ajax powder*with added clorox mix to a paste with water .

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #39
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I use tire clean on the dark streaks on the hull and the fenders.* *If*the the tiire cleaner does not clean the fenders than Clorox*spray, cleanser with a course sanding pad.** We use Clorox spary*on*most things that need to be clean and white.* **
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