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We have our boat on a swing mooring in a harbor with plenty of movement. This is causing the painted boot top stripes to collect slime and occasional weed growth that need to be cleaned off every couple of weeks.

To raise the anti-fouling would destroy the visual appearance of the topsides. So does anyone have any ideas how the boot top paint could be reinforced to take fairly frequent rubbing with. 3M type pad.

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We have our boat on a swing mooring in a harbor with plenty of movement. This is causing the painted boot top stripes to collect slime and occasional weed growth that need to be cleaned off every couple of weeks.

To raise the anti-fouling would destroy the visual appearance of the topsides. So does anyone have any ideas how the boot top paint could be reinforced to take fairly frequent rubbing with. 3M type pad.

Thankyou in advance
I've not had slime or weed growth above the waterline but after a while we do get a brown staining of the topside paint.

A quick soak in oxalic acid then water wash-down literally in minutes restores the topsides to a clean white shine. We have a product in New Zealand appropriately called "Grunt" that washes this staining off with absolute ease and Grunt is mostly oxalic acid.

I would avoid 3M pads like poison, they will dull your paint on the first rub and you'll struggle to get the shine back.


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