Cleaning a Painted Alluminum Boat Hull

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Joined: 02/08/2005 - 5:46pm
Cleaning a Painted Alluminum Boat Hull

I am looking for some advice on the best way to clean the hull of my WHITE Tracker Tundra. I never wipe down the boat at the ramp after use and I seldom wash it either so I may get what I deserve. Currently the boat has some rubber smear marks on the bow edge caused by the trailer winch roller and some mild to moderate staining at the water line and bottom of the boat. In any event, I recently power washed it with one of those electric 1600 psi units with water alone and I did not use any cleaning product in the detergent dispenser that came with the power washer because the instructions called for using only detergents made for use with power washers. I got a fair amount of stain off with water alone, but the remaining stains will require some kind of cleaning product.

I went to a local auto parts chain and they sold me a gallon of Purple Power and said that it would do the trick and I could use it with the power washer. However after reading the back label of the bottle at home I read something that suggests not to use it on aluminum or painted surfaces. With that said, I am now sitting on a gallon of Purple Power and afraid to use it without some advice from the Next Bite board.

Please comment on this subject as I welcome your suggestions. I would like to be able to use the power washer somewhere in the process.


Last seen: 2 years 4 months ago
Joined: 02/15/2006 - 4:28pm

if you use to strong of a mix of that purple stuff it can remove or turn paint gummy.  "skeeter"  on here sells his  boat cleaning products

Thomas Ebi
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