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Old 09-09-2010, 20:35   #1
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Unhappy Removing Barnacles

I had to leave my good 3 strand rode in the ICW for a couple months and now have some substantial barnacles growing on it (80 ft worth). There are problably some small ones within the twist. I know I can knock off the larger ones but I would like to clean out the grit inside the twist as well. Can I safely soak the nylon in some light acidic solution to desolve the remaining calcium? I do not want to put it into a washer with some remaining. Suggestions??
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Nylon is not compatible with many acids

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Try a pressure washer. It knocks them off the hull so it oughta work on rope.
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