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    Wiping down boat after pulling out of lake ??

    I trailer my boat everyhwere i go and i wipe it down after pulling it out of the water. When i had smaller boats i could wipe it down before it got dry. Now that i have a 33ft boat i can not get it wiped down good without it drying before i get it all done? What do you think is the best spray application cleaner I can use to help get the grime off for a quick cleaning?

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    We use Vinegar and Water. Simple, cheap, and easy on the boat.
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    I was using BTS (bow to stern) protectant but am making the switch to Performance Boat Candy.

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    I always wipe down when I pull out!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdonnellyjr View Post
    I always wipe down when I pull out!!!
    With Vinegar and water? I hear it helps stop "spots" from showing up.....
    The difference between an average person and a great person is not whether or not they fail, but how they react when they fail. In the worst of times, true men are born.

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    Vinegar and water work great. Spray the boat and the scum line before it dries and get to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDM View Post
    With Vinegar and water? I hear it helps stop "spots" from showing up.....
    You know it!!!

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    So does penicillin.
    When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way.........so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

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    Whatever you wipe down with vinegar will remove the wax so either use spray wax or prepare for oxidation.

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    Spider wax and the scum line comes off with just a towel...
    Craig and Gena

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    I find a quick run around with a damp/wet-ish towel to get the main waterline funk off, then follow a second time with a different damp towel for a more though wipe down.

    Two years ago, I was fairly consistent with another pass using Leverage/Spiderwax on a wash cloth sized rag for final detail and boat stayed nice.
    Last year I didnt have Leverage to start the year and didnt use it. Developed a light brown stain early that grew thoughout the year.

    This year I have vowed to stay on top of things better
    I have a roll bar for a reason.......


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    Perf boat candy.. awsome stuff, and thats cleaning off Miss river scum!

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    When we pulled the boat out I would use a damp towel to wipe down, then when I got back to the shop, I would detail it w/Bio-Clean Quick Detail. It took me about 10 minutes to do the 40. I also used it when we had it on the lift after we finished boating for the day. The more applications on the boat, the easier it got. People always commented how our boat always looked new!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrdonnellyjr View Post
    I always wipe down when I pull out!!!

    Sometimes if I feel I can do better...... I wait 15 minutes then put it back in and start all over again......
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    ..... anyway......after the second time I can usually get a good night sleep so I can wipe off the boat the next day.



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    Quote Originally Posted by elbee View Post
    Whatever you wipe down with vinegar will remove the wax so either use spray wax or prepare for oxidation.
    X2.

    Just use a damp towel and wipe it down. I have also used Hot Sauce with good results to remove water spots http://boatbling.net/products.php

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