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Old 27-03-2015, 08:12   #31
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Re: Prop cleaning in the water

I try not to ablate my ablative paint any quicker than necessary. Do not mind the time it takes. Kind of an underwater bonding experience with her.
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I try not to ablate my ablative paint any quicker than necessary. Do not mind the time it takes. Kind of an underwater bonding experience with her.
Understood. But using the proper pad will not remove any more paint than your gloved hand will. But if what you're doing works for you, more power to you.
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You can easily and cheaply make your own pad holder. It will work better than the expensive 3M version and most importantly, it floats.

2- sheets of 1/8" foam PVC
1- handle from a cheap cement float (or similar)
3'- 3M Dual Lok tape

I ended up finding an inexpensive pad holder with dual lock on it and bought some 3M white pads. Don't know it will float, but I can correct that if needed, later.

Bought a copper wire brush for the prop.
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Prop cleaning in the water

I have been putting half a chlorine block into a plastic bag and wrapping it around my prop.
It appears to work well as preventer.


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Just the bag works as well for us. No oxygen, no food=no critters.
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Stainless 3-in-1 paint scrapers work wonders popping off and removing hard barnacle growth on props, followed by a brushing with a stainless steel wire brush, and finally a nice scrub with a 3M pad as suggested. Fstbttms is the man... knows his stuff :: twothumbsup


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Stainless 3-in-1 paint scrapers work wonders popping off and removing hard barnacle growth on props
Something like this? Stainless? Brass?

Hyde Tools 2975 5-in-1 Brass Multi-Tool, Black and Silver

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Re: Prop cleaning in the water

On a similar note,

recently purchased XS Scuba brand 'Bug Grabber' diving gloves, and am super happy with them for bottom work.
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Something like this? Stainless? Brass?



Hyde Tools 2975 5-in-1 Brass Multi-Tool, Black and Silver



Hyde Tools 2975 5-in-1 Brass Multi-Tool, Black and Silver - Putty Knives - Amazon.com

:::that's the ticket wsmurdock. Works well to remove scale from the shaft and in tight spots too. Take care not to gouge into the prop though. Learn to properly handle the tools being used in any application and you can't go wrong.


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