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What do you recommend for cleaning all of the hard water stains on the hull of my boat? also... which wax? etc...

Looking at cleaning it up prior to big trip in a couple weeks...

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$1.39 a quart at walmart. "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner. As far as wax I've used them all. Don't have a favorite. Don't need to buy the expensive stuff either.

Make sure you wear a glove with the works. I don't even touch the stuff. I dump into a bucket and use a soft brush with a long handle. Make sure you do it out side as that stuff is noxious.

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I use vinager and water spray on and wipe off. I was amazed when I tried it. Read about it on these fourns. Mix equal parts of both.

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For light work, I use 50/50 water and vinegar mix in a spray bottle. Works well on depth finder screens, outboard motor cowling and windshield too. For heavier cleaning, I like the JJV's product. I've seen it at Corner Sports and you can also purchase it on their website.

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I use Ducky's available at West Marine or on line. Meguiar’s M4716 Hard Water Spot Remover #47 is also very good.

The problem with using vinegar is that the acetic acid will remove any wax or paint sealant previously applied to the paint. So in effect unless you wax after every cleaning you are not adding protection to stop the water spots from forming the next time out. The other problem with using vinegar is that in and of itself it doesn't provide any extra lubricating ability outside of being a liquid, so if the hard water has mineral deposits wiping them off without some type of added lubricity could in fact lead to scratching of the finish.

Mine gets wiped down immediately after pulling it from the water and sprayed with one of the two products above if needed to remove sun baked water spots. Keeps your boat looking like new along with regular waxings!

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i agree with Chris the works is amazing on my lund and cheap melts the scum line right off and LOWs stain line and yes use gloves..... i put mine in spray bottle and then scrub w cloth and rinse w hose u dont even need to scrub that hard

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