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  1. #1
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    Default boatpittsburghs super secret hull cleaning mixture

    i wana personally thank whomever first posted the mixture.

    so as some of you know i had lots of issues last fall with my cruiser
    needless to say i didn't clean the hull at winterazation.

    now that the issues are addressed
    back to the boat

    i looked back thru the threads and found the mix
    i am soo happy with the way it turned out i wanted to
    post a step by step

    so here goes;
    this is what it looked like when i started
    [IMG][/IMG]
    so i brought out the super secret mixture


    i at first tried a 50/50 mix
    it was a lil thick so i added more peroxide
    (you can see the difference on the pic)
    i used a dollar store sprayer to apply the mix
    and since i didn't have water avail
    i used the garden sprayer to rinse it off
    Mark
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    94 Yamaha 700s jet ski
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    so after 15 min and very slight aggitation(3m pad) no hard rubbing
    i got this
    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]
    it did a good job
    however if you look close you still see the yuckies
    Mark
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    so i decided to go with a 2nd coat
    this time 15 min and no agitation
    and pow

    [IMG][/IMG]
    [IMG][/IMG]

    i used 3/4 bottle peoxide and 1/2 bottle lysol wooo

    just wana say thanks for the secret
    worked like a charm
    hope it helps someone

    silicone and screw removal and repair next
    Last edited by lil buggy; 03-07-2012 at 04:56 AM. Reason: added total used
    Mark
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    94 Yamaha 700s jet ski
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    WOW is all i have to say about that! what a great end result for little work!
    ~~live to boat~boat to live~~

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    lwells, thanks,
    really the hardest part was repeadedly squeezen that lil spray bottle
    when i do the rest i'll use the garden sprayer to apply a long handled brush and a hose to rinse off
    i always like to find cheap, easy and effictive ways of handling issues.
    i got to pay homage to where i discovered it

    thanks all
    Mark
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    89 Rinker Fiesta Vee 250 5.7 Mercruiser
    94 Yamaha 700s jet ski
    88 Kawasaki js550

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    Quote Originally Posted by lil buggy View Post
    i wana personally thank whomever first posted the mixture.

    so as some of you know i had lots of issues last fall with my cruiser
    needless to say i didn't clean the hull at winterazation.

    now that the issues are addressed
    back to the boat

    i looked back thru the threads and found the mix
    i am soo happy with
    commercial carpet cleaning gold coast the way it turned out i wanted to
    post a step by step

    so here goes;
    this is what it looked like when i started
    [IMG][/IMG]
    so i brought out the super secret mixture


    i at first tried a 50/50 mix
    it was a lil thick so i added more peroxide
    (you can see the difference on the pic)
    i used a dollar store sprayer to apply the mix
    and since i didn't have water avail
    i used the garden sprayer to rinse it off

    Hello it is nice to see the cleaning results. The post is still old but I want to know the source from where I could purchase the product. Waiting for your reply
    Last edited by shockersdud; 01-22-2013 at 12:04 AM.

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    No worries shockersdud , and welcome to Boatpittsburgh/ boat local :-)
    No issues responding to old threads here! Actually that's why I posted it, so it would pop up if anyone searched for that solution. I'm glad you found it.

    The toilet bowl cleanser and peroxide where bought at SAMs club but are readily available in any grocery store, I had the garden sprayer already, but most hardware stores carry them.
    Hope it helps.
    Last edited by lil buggy; 01-21-2013 at 01:25 PM.
    Mark
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    I was unsure about it also. I saw the blue liquid in the small pump bottle, and thought you had window cleaner in it too.


    So... 50/50 mix???
    Tony


    2002 Seadoo Islandia w/240EFI Sport jet
    2000 Polaris Genesis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Honda View Post
    I was unsure about it also. I saw the blue liquid in the small pump bottle, and thought you had window cleaner in it too.


    So... 50/50 mix???

    If you don't feel like mixing - you can use straight toilet bowl cleaner called "The Works" it's $1.50 a bottle at Dollar General. It cost me about $15 to clean the whole 28' cruiser... used to cost me atleast $50 to buy Hull On/Off from west marine.... Make sure you wear gloves! It BURNS!



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    Thanks for posting pictures... i've read about this before and always wanted to try it but I feel like i've always been doing it last minute so I've gone and bought the marine hull cleaner since i've used it before and know that it worked for me. Next time I'm definitely going to get the ingredients (which should actually be even easier to acquire than the marine stuff!) and try it this way.

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    The smoothest squirting and acting mix seemed to be 75% peroxide 25% Lysol toilet bowl cleaner.
    The works will work but the peroxide is like adding steroids to the mix, and allows it to spray better,,,, too much peroxide it's too runny too little peroxide it was too thick.
    All in all for both the chemicals it was anout the same For my 25 ft cruiser. The peroxide ends up being cheaper than the toilet cleaner. So that helps

    Yes I guess the spray bottle was a Lil Mis leading.
    Mark
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    Great way to save a few bucks!

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    Can anyone confirm that this mix is safe to use on gel coat? Also, what kind of aci, if any, is in the toilet bowl cleaner? Thanks.



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    We have been using this cocktail for as long as I can remember.
    We just pulled the Cruiser to replace a warn coupler. While waiting for the parts she got a bath.

    Best results are when the hull is dry, VERY DRY. 60(peroxide)-40(lysol) is our ratio give or take.

    You spray it on and 30 seconds later you pressure wash it off. Its that fast.

    ****** Now I have heard that the Acid in the Lysol is not good for galvanized trailers. *****
    I am not a chemist so I cant confirm or deny, but I can say spraying everything down 30 seconds later has worked for us.

    Been doing this for many years on old and new boats, never an issue with the Gel Coat.

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    Thanks Steelerguy. That info is very helpful. My Four Winks trailer is painted, but I'm going to keep it rinsed to be on the safe side.

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    A base isn't as reactive on the zinc, as compared to an acid. So... as long as you are washing down the trailer after (and not letting it sit) you should be OK.

    The key is... don't let it sit. So... you will probably want to do the washing in sections to minimize exposure.


    As far as issues on the gel... as others have said... it's not really an issue. But... here again... it doesn't need to be on long, so don't let it sit. besides... you will only be putting in on the section close to, and below the water line.



    With all that said... any corrosive materials need to be diluted/neutralized. So... lot's of fresh water after.
    Tony


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    2000 Polaris Genesis
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    Thanks Tony. I found the Lysol MSDS online and it is 9% (by weight) Hydrochloric acid. Due to sections of the trailer being newly painted (guy banged into it), I'll probably dilute the mix a little more and do a lot of trailer rinsing.



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    I believe the mix is hydrogen peroxide and lysol, not hydrochloric acid. The 60% Hydrogenperoxide/40% lysol works great. Again, NOT Hydrochloric Acid.

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    Yes, hydrogen peroxide and Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, 50/50 or 60/40 seems to work. Do not use this on painted boats and it does not hurt the gel coat.


    Chuck



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    Got it. What I was saying is that Lysol Toilet Bowl cleaner contains Hydrochloric acid, according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the product.



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