Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Hemlock

Algae/Scum Removal off of Fiberglass and Aluminum

10 posts in this topic

Couldn't find any recent posts on this. I am wondering what takes algae off of a boat that has been in the water for many months. Both Fiberglass and Aluminum recommendation welcome, thanks.

I own a car wash and the ol' pressure washer doesn't cut it. Tire and engine cleaner sitting on it for 15 minutes doesn't do much good either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vinager. You may have to let it sit on there for a little bit and put a little elbow grease into it, but from what I have seen it will take it off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple green. Some of the greatest stuff ever.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the fiberglass it may have stained, if the growth has come off and the color remains you will have limited sucess with one of two products I have used, one is called Zing, it's active ingredient is hydrochloric acid so dont get it on metal or the trailer. This product is also available for aluminum boats but I have no experience with it, my aluminum hull has anti fouling paint on it. The other product is called Krazy Clean and has worked quite well and is safe for all surfaces. The cheapest place to buy it is from Defender daht kahm. These stains can be very stubborn, I wish you luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"The Works" Toilet Cleaner 1.99

Spray on, let soak 5 minutes, scrub off. Admire the shine.

Works magically!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Works is the best, cheapest and does the job good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is stained for the most part....you know the Lake of the Woods stain, you've all seen it.

The algae comes off nicely with pressure washer. So are you guys saying the Works does work on the stain itself? Do you put it on with a brush?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just use your own spray bottle, and buy the one in the regular bottle not the spray (if it makes sense).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purchased a bottle of "the works" and the label

says "do not use on aluminum or painted surfaces" I tried a small spot by the transom and didnt see any damage to the paint. I am still a little hesitant to clean the entire boat with it. Do you guys use it straight up or dilute it?

I have had sucess with vinager but a little elbow grease is required.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use it straight, if you dilute it you loose the strenght.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ANYFISH2
      Saturday found the panfish deep in the morning, not a fish on the shoreline to be found. By late afternoon the shorlines were packed with panfish.  Crappies just now are actually on beds.   Bluegills are have not yet started to fan nests.  The big seriously fat females are thick shallow, only a few bulls hanging around at this point.   This is for the area near Walker/Hackensack. 
    • Wanderer
      Leeches under a slip bobber drifted over a small shelf off a bigger flat.  Bobber set at 8.5 feet.
    • Rick G
    • JeremyCampbell
      Saw a group  like you described a couple weeks back below the Sartell dam while fishing.They didnt have head gear though.They were playing by the dam gates riding the flow from the open side.Then they hung out by the closed side and I learned that its only about knee high on a certain area  that in my mind thought it was much deeper.Looked like fun for sure
    • lawman
      I have a Minn Kota Ulterra and am not having any problems. In last two days I have seen two fisherman struggling out on the water trying to stow their units that failed to auto stow. There is an emergency procedure described in digital manual but it is not very helpful. I have looked for a video of this procedure on You Tube but couldn't find one. Has anyone had any luck finding such a video??
    • Tom Sawyer
      Dandies! What did those big girls want to eat @Wanderer?
    • Wanderer
      Back to fun pictures and the reason I love coming to the Tower/Ely area!   There's just an amazing difference in the environment up here.  It's something I miss pretty much every day I'm not here.  And when you have as beautiful of a Saturday as we had yesterday, I just gotta say "Ahhh, this makes everything else worthwhile."   And when I go back through my best fishing memories, SO many have been made here, and yesterday I added another.  These girls in consecutive casts:  
    • eyeguy 54
      yesturday we were about 1/2 mile below the sartell dam and 4 jet skiis headed north to the dam area. the kind that yo stand on. looked like they all had go pros on helmets and looked like they were on a mission to have some fun. would have been nice to see what they did up there.
    • eyeguy 54
      great fishing so far   
    • ANYFISH2
      Couple from 5/27.