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Hilarious Pract. Sailor Article testing waterline stain removers
Did anyone laugh as much as I did when reading the latest issue of Practical Sailor? Excerpts from the "Waterline Stain Removers" article...
Three different removers:
"...In large letters it says "Fresh Scent," but goes on to warn "...corrosive...vapor harmful...don't inhale..."
"It appears to be quite concentrated: It has a strong irritating vapor; it dissolved the applicator sponge; and the wind blown spray from rinsing could be felt as pin-sized burns on the skin."
"...It immediately removed all stains but destroyed the applicator sponge in seconds. The small sponge shriveled and fell off the metal applicator handle, turned into a small foaming mushroom on the ground, and dissolved into the dirt. But the boat was shiny white."
I'm glad they are doing the testing, not me! Great magazine! I'll be testing their results this weekend on two projects.. cleaning the waterline (using one of the "Excellent" cleaners) and staining the teak (using a "Good" stain from the Exterior Wood Finishes article).
s/v "Pelican" Passport 40 #076- Finished Cruising - for the moment -
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