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We currently use something that contains oxalic acid. Its actually a timber treatment (can't remember the name but from memory is a Feast Watson product.) and it does work extremely well for removing rust stains on the hull. Ms Wombat got all get up and go'ish a couple of weeks back and used it on the waterline. Did a good job before she ran out of puff but I'm sure this stuff is more expensive than a toilet cleaner.

Like lots of us I'm always on the lookout for non marine products that do the job for a tenth of the price.

Thanks Cap'n D.

ps - Idiens - The stuff we use is pretty innocuous. It's water soluble and while I do wear rubber gloves when I use it I've not had it burn my skin or clothing when some has been spilt. Maybe you need to dilute the gunk you are using ??? The stuff we use is applied with a paint brush. Left to work it's magic then wiped off. Sometimes needs a bit of elbow grease with a very soft scourer but that's all.
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Using plain old lemon juice gets the brown/rusty discoloration off our hull like magic! Just put the spray top right on the juice bottle and spray it on, or you could probably wipe it off with a blue bristled brush or rag.
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- The stuff we use is pretty innocuous.
So is the Starbite stuff, but not if you get it in your eyes.
The bottle claims WMD powers over marine life too, but maybe that's just advertising.
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BTW, vinegar would probably do a pretty good job of cleaning it off.
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Aurora Marine Waterline Stain Remover

Waterline Stain Remover | Instant Boat Hull Cleaner Fiberglass Cleaner
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Re: Good Product: Waterline Stain Remover

Any acid cleaner. On-and-Off is a good one.

I've had good luck with "Shower Power." I used I last time I re-did the boot top, simply because I had some in the bathroom. Handy spray bottle and enough foam to hold it in place. Not as strong, but not as obnoxious to work with.
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Re: Good Product: Waterline Stain Remover

Another vote for On and Off boy it does the business in seconds.

But stay upwind of it if you can.

My boat is in commission year round in the Caribbean. The build up of scale scum and algae is fierce.
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Re: Good Product: Waterline Stain Remover

I use Mary-Kate On-Off or MEK when the boat is hauled. What's an all natural, eco-friendly product (or home remedy) that I can use on my bootstripe while the boat is in the water? Vinegar? Baking soda?
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