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    Default Cleaning and Waxing

    I have two questions.

    1. I left my boat in the water for a week and there is a water line on it. I scrubbed for awhile with boat soap and a sponge, but it only lightened the line. It did not completely take it away. What kind of soap or product do you guys use to really clean up your boat well?

    2. What type of wax do you use on your boat? Is it ok to use an electric waxer or do you wax by hand?

    Thanks everyone in advance for the help.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Des Moines, IA

    Default Cleaning and Waxing

    Try a vinegar/water mix for the water line. Meguiars marine wax works well. A buffer is great just make sure you know what you are doing if it's a rotary.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Default Re: Cleaning and Waxing

    Acid wash and then rewax..

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    2002 Moomba Mobius LSV - Sold
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Sugar Land, TX

    Default Cleaning and Waxing

    I use a product called Slimey Grimey to get the nasty yellow water stains off of mine. Works great.
    2011 Mobius LSV


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Murrieta, CA

    Default Cleaning and Waxing

    Boat bling hot sauce works wonders for me.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005


    If my boat gets that bad I will use 3M rubbing compound followed by 3M ultra performance wax. It takes a few hours but it looks like shiny wet glass!
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Oxford, MI


    Star brite hull cleaner works well I've found this year, a small bottle is like $11 and I didn't even use half of it the first time I did my boat this year. I used a sponge to apply, let sit for a couple minutes, spray off. Mid season quick waxes I use turtle wax carnuba cleaning wax in the squeeze bottle. End of season I use whatever type of boat wax I pick up, apply by hand, buff with orbital buffer.

    If you don't want to spend much money on a hull cleaner though, "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner can be found at dollar stores and works fantastic on boat hulls. I used it on my Supra all the time, just haven't used it on my LSV yet. If you do some research, a LOT of boaters use it. It has hydrochloric acid just like the rest of the hull cleaners. I put it in a spray bottle with like 50/50 water and just spray it on the hull, which is what I had heard somebody else say they do with good results.
    Current - 2003 Outback
    Previous - 2006 Mobius LSV (I know, seems strange)
    Previous - 2000 Supra Launch

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    South Bend, IN


    What is the water/vinegar ratio?
    2009 Moomba XLV

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Douglasville, GA


    Quote Originally Posted by Lawdog View Post
    What is the water/vinegar ratio?
    Seen people use 20% vinegar, 80% water, even heard of folks doing half and half.
    Just remember, it's a wax stripper with no pole!
    2009 Mobius LSV
    Black and Yellow

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