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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
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Re: Gelcoat Mildew-I'm so sick of gelcoat mildew
There is no end of good options for toxic cleaners to kill the mold, both inside and outside of our boats. That's the good news. Inside, my Gulf is a teak palace, and I use lemon oil on the unvarnished teak and find that works well so long as I don't let it go too long.
No, my problem is really just on the decks. I would go the route of polishing and such, and have done that, but I find that even after a huge amount of work, with all the right products, I get maybe 4-5 months of decent shine and it is back to being powdery. So I'm done with the labor intensive options.
I like the idea of one of the simple wipe on pore fillers, and if they would leave a more lasting shine and plug the pores to prevent moisture and mold retention, then I am all for it. I have no plans to paint my hull anytime soon, so even if I use a product with polymers or silicone like Nu Finish, I don't care that I would have to strip it deep to paint it, because I have no plans to paint it!
Bainbridge Island, WA
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