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May 24th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Had a guy suggest an acid wash(muratic)on the hull to get oxidation off. Has anyone ever tried this. Any info. would be appreciated.
May 24th, 2010, 09:04 PM
Subscribed. Curious of the answer on this one.
May 25th, 2010, 05:23 AM
That sounds a little overboard to me.............
that would cause a lot of chemical reactions............
May 25th, 2010, 09:44 AM
There are way to many good products out there to be using something that AGGRESSIVE !
I suggest using a buffer at low speed with some light grade 3M buffing compound, yes it takes some elbow work but the results are worth it.
I tried some Color Back by Turtle Wax on my buffer at low speed and it did a good job. might have got the same results by hand but had the buffer to use so I used it.
May 25th, 2010, 09:54 PM
Takes for the input so far. Hoping to hear from maybe somebody that has had this done or knows somebody in the boat detailing buss.
May 25th, 2010, 11:08 PM
I've used Muriatic Acid on pools before. But I've never heard of using it on a boat. You didn't by any chance tick this guy that told you off about something did you? hahah.. I used to clean pools on the side. Had to use this stuff. Spilled some in the back of my Cherokee once. Had to throw Baking Soda on it to neutralize it. It ate the chrome finish off everything in the back of my Jeep.
June 13th, 2010, 03:45 PM
Gave up on acid wash idea, not enough information around on how it will effect fiberglass or metal flake. guess for right now its back to compounding polishing. Thanks for the info. guys.
June 13th, 2010, 08:03 PM
I'm not an expert by no means, but I truly believe that acid would eat your clear coat right off the finish. I'd really be scared to try that on it.
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