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tfrd27
10-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Does anyone know a good way to get water spots off a boat. Have read using vinegar or lime a way works well.

viking
10-10-2010, 10:29 PM
Boat Babes

you da man
10-11-2010, 08:47 AM
Duckys all the way for me. For tough spots, spray on and leave it for 30 seconds or so and it should come off. Bling Hot Sauce works great I heard but haven't tried it yet

maxpower220
10-11-2010, 12:08 PM
Vinegar works good, also it is the cheapest option. Why pay a lot of money to get the same result with something you probably have in your kitchen.

If that doesn't work, then go buy a product that has been recommended.

you da man
10-11-2010, 01:00 PM
Vinegar works good, also it is the cheapest option. Why pay a lot of money to get the same result with something you probably have in your kitchen.

If that doesn't work, then go buy a product that has been recommended.

It also strips the wax so you need to reapply

maxpower220
10-11-2010, 04:40 PM
I can only address one problem at a time.

Sabe
10-11-2010, 04:45 PM
Heard about Ducky's Water Spot remover and tried it once before I put the boat away for the winter and worked great. My XLV is solid red and black and it took the spots right off I was impressed.

moombadaze
10-11-2010, 04:46 PM
Babes Boat Bright is what i have been using--smells good too

brain_rinse
10-11-2010, 04:55 PM
Babes if the spots aren't too bad, Ducky if they're really on there, and polish if they're etched.

viking
10-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Babes if the spots aren't too bad, Ducky if they're really on there, and polish if they're etched.

Agreed! I should have clarified. Babes Boat Bright works great if you use it as preventative maintenance. Other products are better if they have developed and won't go away.

I was using Vinegar/water mix. Cheap but that is pretty harsh for an after use wash down every time. Didn't want to have wax the boat that much :)

Razzman
10-11-2010, 07:02 PM
Depending on where you are, the vinegar will either work or won't. My lakes have a high hard water/mineral content and vinegar does squat on the spots. Babe's Spot remover has minimal success, haven't tried the others yet but plan too.

skiyaker
10-11-2010, 08:31 PM
I use the vinegar/distilled water mix then follow that with Lucas Oil Slick Mist. i wax my boat frequently but then again I enjoy waxing it. It gives me an excuse to go out to the garage and interact with my moomba. I guess I'm still in the honeymoon phase of boat ownership!

tfrd27
10-11-2010, 09:32 PM
thanks for the input. Ive tried vinegar and that didnt work. Will have to try the babes or the duckys. I have heard kaboom works well but am a little nervious about if the product would affect the paint