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Old 26-11-2016, 09:39   #1
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Pressure washing FRP

Should I pressure wash my boat for clean up and what considerations do I need to keep in mind?
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Old 26-11-2016, 10:49   #2
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Re: Pressure washing FRP

I power-washed my trailer boat at the end of every summer cruise. Great for quickly removing the bulk of the dirt and green stuff, and barnacles on underwater hardware like swim step supports. Then again in the spring, to get the dust off and prepare for buffing and waxing.

Just be sure you don't use an overly aggressive (narrow) nozzle, and don't blast away too close to the surface.
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Re: Pressure washing FRP

Stay away from any seals like at the stanchions, chain plates and ports. The high pressure can ruin the seals.
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Re: Pressure washing FRP

Pressure washing is great to get ingrained dirt out of decks, like water blasting for antifouling one must be careful. If you have any wood ie Teak it can be stripped with the pressure so beware and always remember to use footware - toes can be blasted too.

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