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Old 02-04-2013
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Re: Gelcoat Mildew-I'm so sick of gelcoat mildew

Just to be clear, my intent with this post was just to rant and kick up some dust from fellow sufferers, not so much to solicit solutions, though I appreciate those as well.

I can see using bleach to kill the mold, but it would not remove it right? I mean, the black spots must be gone! I find using a light rub of the scotch brite removes about as much gelcoat as a high grit sandpaper. I happen to prefer Softscrub for most of my hull cleaning needs, as it has bleach and a mild abrasive. I use it especially on the transom for soot and such.

Anyone else have these orange dots appearing on your boats this winter? It is the first time I have seen them and I'm scratching my head about what they are. They are scattered all over my boat, and there are no obvious solutions other than a growth of some sort.

And just for fun:

There's a pox on my boat called mildew
And there's very little I can do
To remove the stuff
Without getting gruff
That fungus makes me askew
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