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Old 08-09-2009, 14:30   #1
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My wife smashed her thrumb in a hatch during a middle of the night anchoring drill and bled all over the bow. I washed it down and scrubbed it, but it's still pretty noticable. So any advice on what gets blood off a white gelcoat? maybe all you super fisher catcher types have a special sauce for this.
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Jeez, how's her thumb? Screw the gel coat.
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We use a product called "All-Off" when it's a tough job. Logo says that it's "Truly Amazing" and it does work well. Never tried it on blood, though. It's mildly corrosive so take care.

Hope your wifes thumb is ok.
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Dockhead x 2. Oh de pain!!! Been there, done that.
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Her thrumb is going to make it, but the nail is going to be history (thanks for asking). Went to the doctor today and since it had been 2 days they decided to leave the nail on to finish falling off by itself (seas, winds, and weather didn't allow a trip sooner for a non life threating injury). Might have be able to clean deck if I had tried sooner than 17 hours after the event, but again wasn't going to the bow to clean during the conditions as seemed a way for me to join the injured list.
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I hope your wife is feeling better. Hydrogen peroxide is VERY effective at removing blood from almost everything (never tried it on gelcoat though...) Give it a try, it's inexpensive. I hope this works for you!
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Toothpaste with an old toothbrush is pretty good at getting many stains out.
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Just for future application in the situation where a crush injury causes blood accumulation under a finger nail. The pain can be relieved by heating a COPPER paper clip under a flame then "drilling" through the nail with the heated clip to relieve the pressure under the nail and decreasing the pain. Don't use a gray metal clip as it will not get hot enough to penitrate the nail
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What ever you try don't mix this stuff togther. There can be some violent reactions when mixing various compounds. Try something as it is and if the results don't work rinse with water and start again.

The peroxide would be a good bet or a weak muratic acid might do as well too. It's found in a lot of hull cleaners for removing the brown stain ypu can get.
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No issue of 'drilling" a finger nail when it is peeled back.

I would agree that an oxidzer like peroxide or bleach may be the thing. Just figured all the world crusiers would have caught enough fish by now to have the blood cleaning down.

Of course if the stains don't come out...the next time I have guests on the boat I'll tell them that's from the last ones when theydidn't obey the captain's orders
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Blood? How inconsiderate of her!

We got a squid jump opn the deck at night and inked everywhere!

Nicolle was beside herself! "Howamigiunnacleanthatmuckoff?"

I told her not to worry about it.

We just arrived Singapore/Malaysia from 5 days at sea and I just checked: No squid ink! And NO scrubbing!

So get your wifes blood off by pulling up the anchor and going for a cruise



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consider yourself lucky, because...

...when my wife rips off a nail, she usually bleeds all over the spinnaker.

We've had luck with oxalic acid on gelcoat. Just a weak solution.
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So get your wifes blood off by pulling up the anchor and going for a cruise
Like peroxide the sun is an oxidation agent too. Worse things than crusing.
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Just for future application in the situation where a crush injury causes blood accumulation under a finger nail. The pain can be relieved by heating a COPPER paper clip under a flame then "drilling" through the nail with the heated clip to relieve the pressure under the nail and decreasing the pain. Don't use a gray metal clip as it will not get hot enough to penitrate the nail
Have you any clinical experience supporting the emboldened statement?

Subungual hematomas are common nail bed injuries, caused by blunt or sharp trauma to the fingers or toes. Bleeding from the rich vascular nail bed results in increased pressure under the nail, and can cause significant discomfort. Subungual hematoma drainage, also known as nail bed trephination, can be performed to relieve this discomfort.

Trephination of Subungual Hematoma ~ by D. BRADY PREGERSON, MD
Primary Care Procedures: Trephination of Subungual Hematoma - Consultant Live

A Simple Way to Drain a Subungual Hematoma ~ by TROY G. ROLLINS, M.D.
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/pic...5&blobtype=pdf
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