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Hull Cleaner recommendations

Seabrite has two biodegradable cleaners: one with urea hydrochloride and another with oxalic acid. Can anyone recommend which one works better for removing hull stains? (I'm trying to avoid using On/Off for now.) Thanks.
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I used toilet bowl cleaner when I had my boat in the Indian river down in Melbourne Florida. The toilet bowl cleaner is thick so it sticks to the hull. If you try this do a small spot first. Don't leave the gel on the hull for an extended period of time, maybe start with 30 second exposure time.
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I used toilet bowl cleaner when I had my boat in the Indian river down in Melbourne Florida. The toilet bowl cleaner is thick so it sticks to the hull. If you try this do a small spot first. Don't leave the gel on the hull for an extended period of time, maybe start with 30 second exposure time.
Where did you keep the boat when you were here in Melbourne, FL?
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At first we kept the boat at Diamond 99 marina. Later we kept her on a mooring in Malabar.
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At first we kept the boat at Diamond 99 marina. Later we kept her on a mooring in Malabar.

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My boat is still in the water and some of those cleaners seem pretty nasty. Are you looking at biodegradable cleaners because you are in the water also? Are the biodegradables suitable for using where the rinse is going in the water body?
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Actually, the rinse is running down my driveway and into the yard (boat is on a trailer). That's why I want biodegradable. I wouldn't use it on the water although they advertise you can. Regular soap and SOS pads have not fully worked, so I need to escalate. I think toilet bowl cleaner may actually be more toxic.
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the stains are, you could try SoftScrub. Works well on gelcoat and won't scratch it. I use it to clean "stained" areas of my gel coat, then wax the boat. DO NOT use on Awlgrip.

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