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Old     (dailyssv)      Join Date: Oct 2007       10-29-2008, 6:00 AM Reply   
What do you use to take mineral deposits off you boat?
Old     (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-29-2008, 6:45 AM Reply   
mix of vinegar and water. cheap and smells like Easter. half and half for easy spots. less diluted for harder spots. I dont think vinegar hurts anything. I finish with a spray detailer so the smell goes away.
Old     (prostar19)      Join Date: Oct 2005       10-29-2008, 7:09 AM Reply   
I learned this trick from a friend that has an all black boat. Use Comet Shower and Tile spray cleaner. It is safe for fiberglass and gel coat. it will dissolve all water spots and leave an unseen film that actually repells them
Old     (jujube)      Join Date: Aug 2008       10-29-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
I've used vinegar and water too.

Chris - I'm gonna try the Comet Shower and Tile spray cleaner - good idea! :-)
Old    stillstandin            10-29-2008, 9:52 AM Reply   
Ive used vinegar and water for years, but the spots are so bad on my gel coat now, it doesnt work. Im gonna try the comet, good idea.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       10-29-2008, 10:04 AM Reply   
I've used the vinegar and water thing for water spots, but I've got some nasty deposits that I can't get off, so I'm looking for something more aggressive. I might try the shower spray idea. However, I've heard of people using Zing, FSR and/or muriatic acid for really stubborn stains. Does anyone have any experience with these?
Old     (kerryn2skiing)      Join Date: Apr 2007       10-29-2008, 9:30 PM Reply   
Hot Sauce
Old     (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       10-30-2008, 7:44 AM Reply   
CLR 50/50 with water...
Old     (cccbuilders)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-30-2008, 7:54 AM Reply   
hot sauce works great and has wax in it

50/50 vinegar & water works great and does take off your wax coat, if used boat must be waxed often to prevent gel coat fading
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       10-30-2008, 8:00 AM Reply   
All this stuff works really well, especially if you put your boat in 100 degree weather alot.

When Buzz Grande is not around, it keeps my boat looking new.
Old    stillstandin            10-30-2008, 8:10 AM Reply   
Also, make sure its distilled water...
Old     (captain_542)      Join Date: Oct 2006       10-30-2008, 8:26 AM Reply   
Ive used zing but it smells bad and burns your skin. Ive always been afraid to leave it on too long in fear of it burning through the gel. it works great for mildew on hulls that have been left in the water all summer.
Old     (wakeboardsam)      Join Date: Jun 2008       10-30-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
Old school trick... take a towel and wet it in the same water that the boat was in. Ring it out and wipe the boat down with that towel. For some reason almost no spots appear. It's old school and was taught to me by an old v-drive guy...
Old     (jame04)      Join Date: Nov 2007       10-30-2008, 8:41 AM Reply   
I have used lime away or toilet bowl cleaner
Old     (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-30-2008, 12:58 PM Reply   
kaboom cleaner at walmart. next question.
Old            10-30-2008, 1:54 PM Reply   
I typically own black boats and will use vin and water or babes for easy stuff and wipe downs, but on the real baked in water spots use
Meguiars Hard Water Spot Remover
Follow the directions and use some elbow grease. I promise you it will get them all out. I would apply a coat of wax after that as it does strip the boat. Good luck
Old     (freshtracks)      Join Date: Feb 2006       10-30-2008, 3:17 PM Reply   
+ 2 on the HOT SAUCE. I use to use the vinegar/distilled water/ liquid wax mix and the hot sauce is WAY better. I have a lot of black in my boat and it gets everything nice again.
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       10-31-2008, 7:13 AM Reply   
Babe's Spot Solver followed by Babe's Boat Bright
Old     (will5150)      Join Date: Oct 2002       10-31-2008, 10:55 AM Reply   
The comet or Lime away work great- just apply with a light cloth and spray off- no elbow grease needed. The wax will come off too- so be prepared to re-apply, but once you get it waxed, a little vinegar and water work great for up-keep. I do this twice a summer and it works great.
Old     (04gravitygames)      Join Date: Jan 2006       10-31-2008, 3:51 PM Reply wonders
Old     (tomfish)      Join Date: Apr 2003       11-02-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
hotsauce works really good, but way to pricy if you use your boat alot. I'll try the hammerhead stuff it seems reasonable on price.


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