Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 31-05-2010, 19:03   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,196
Images: 24
Good Stain Remover

After a winter of refitting and finding out this spring that the tree under which our boat lies sheds something akin to blackberries every time the wind blows, we have found that our deck and cockpit are looking a little gross. There are some stains where standing water left dirt to evaporate into the nonskid and where the little bird **** berried have made there way under our tarp and into the paint. Does anyone know of a heavy duty product that can help kill these stains. I do not know exactly what my decks are painted with, maybe some kind of gel coat?
__________________

__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31-05-2010, 19:24   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pickering Ontario
Boat: 1995 hunter 430
Posts: 329
try Magic Eraser it really works like magic
__________________

__________________
Navicula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 07:05   #3
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
I've had good results with Davis FSR stain remover. It'd be a good idea to test it on a small patch of deck before going whole hog, but if your surface is gelcoat, just follow the instructions. Don't let it sit too long.

It'll remove rust stains, bird poop stains, and squid ink stains, so berry stains shouldn't be much of a challenge.

(sounds like you have a mulberry tree.)
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 08:04   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,196
Images: 24
Yes a Mullberry tree, can you believe what looked so innocent in the winter has become the bane of my existence this summer? I have learned my lesson about parking the boat under any kind of tree. I think that FSR stuff looks like the right ticket. Thanks Hud
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 09:49   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,573
Images: 240
As with many* cleaners, rust removers & bleaches, the active ingredient in "Davis FSR" is Oxalic Acid.

*ie: Barkeeper’s Friend
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 10:07   #6
Registered User
 
aboutgone's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Marathon, Boot key harbor
Boat: CSY 44 w/o hull# 158 S/V Leighward
Posts: 252
Iron out is cheap...found at most grocery stores....it's Oxalic Acid.....
__________________
Never start vast projects with half vast ideas
aboutgone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 11:23   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 84
Used Soft Scrub to remove rust stains. Did a great job and didn't damage the paint finish.
__________________
Alan Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 17:22   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,196
Images: 24

WM didn't have any FSR so I went with some Star Brite. It really made the white stuff look way whiter but the stains are still there. Right when I went to tarp the boat up a big wind kicked up and splat splat splat F*&ing mulberries everywhere.
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2010, 17:33   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 5,766
I always use sno bowl toilet bowl cleaner on my catamaran. After sailing on Galveston bay and ignoring the wax the gelcoat takes on a "smile". The best thing I've found to take it out is toilet bowl cleaner. Just be sure to wax like hell after!!
__________________
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 06:53   #10
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,573
Images: 240
The active ingredient in “Sno Bowl” is Hydrochloric Acid, HCl (muriatic acid; hydrogen chloride, hydrochloride).
“StarBrite Hull Cleaner” is primarily Oxalic Acid.
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 07:01   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 5,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
The active ingredient in “Sno Bowl” is Hydrochloric Acid, HCl (muriatic acid; hydrogen chloride, hydrochloride).
“StarBrite Hull Cleaner” is primarily Oxalic Acid.
I should have mentioned I wear ski goggles and heavy rubber gloves when doing this.
__________________

__________________
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bright WorK: Paint Remover or Heat Gun? unbusted67 Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 8 01-12-2009 08:17
Chainplate fastener stain stuffinbox Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 17-02-2009 06:31
August 22 - A Ripping Good Sail, or, Anybody NOAA good forecaster??? skipgundlach General Sailing Forum 0 22-08-2007 17:50
White hull + Used motor oil = Bad Stain! ssullivan Construction, Maintenance & Refit 7 31-08-2006 22:05
Water Stain on Teak AnotherSailorman Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 26-02-2005 07:38



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:12.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.