We have just used a "new to us" product called Puriclean, to clean our poly tanks
and it worked so well that I thought I would post a thread to let the rest of you know about it. Then I thought of the other products we have used, that have become "Favorites" ... and some we will never use again ... and thought of all the other people on this forum that might want to share similar info .. so here we go!
PURICLEAN & AQUA TABS Our main water
tank had water
setting in it for 3+ years and no amount of flushing
, low dose bleaching etc. seemed to clean it satisfactorily. Then we managed to get blue/green algea in our holding tank
, which, when it died, left an odor
that typical holding tank
chemicals couldn't make go away. We have cleaned both tanks
with Puriclean (a product of the UK that is available in the USA) and it has worked just as promised ... gets a big "thumbs up" from us.
PB BLASTER if you have ever used "Liquid Wrench" try this stuff & you will never go back ... a vastly superior product.
PTFE dry film lubricant with Teflon. Great stuff for sail tracks, sheaves and a million other things ... leaves nothing sticky behind. We use "Team McLube".
TEF GELL Whenever you have to install stainless fittings into aluminum
, this stuff lets you do it without galvanic corrosion
, expensive to buy .. but priceless in the long run.
WHICHINOX sure it's a great stainless steel
cleaner, but it also repassivates SS ... Hey Gordy? would you explain that for me? Trust me ... this is great stuff!
DIELECTRIC SILICONE PASTE a million uses and can make electrical
connectors all but immune to moisture. Also great to keep rubber gaskets & O-rings alive much longer. We use 3M 101 (did you know that 3 M stands for "Much More Money"?) although "Super Lube" is a good product too.
ANHYDROUS LANOLIN YOU can buy Lanacote if you want .. I get this stuff from a pharmacy at a fraction of the price
... suppose I should say thanks to all the Aussies & Kiwis out there for the sheep sqeezin's.
AK-99 RUST REMOVER you might have some trouble finding this ... but it really works great
. I had stupidly left some rust stains on the gel coat ... gave this stuff to Lynn to try, and it just made them disappear.
On the negative side
BRISTOL FINISH Supposedly a long lasting "wood finish" didn't work
for me, when I contacted the manufacture, they stone walled me ... will never use again.
I expect that there are hundreds of other "Favorites" out there ... and many bad expeiences as well .... please share.
Bob & Lynn
L S/V Sew Good