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11-13-2008 01:21 PM
johnnyboats using buffing coumpound would be my best suggestion, something very coarse, acetone is good but be carefull, try rubbing a spot by hand with a liberal amount of compound, you can use a high speed buffer but this also can burn through if you paint is to thin or you get it to hot.
11-12-2008 01:15 AM
Capnblu You can thin acetone with water for a weaker solution.
11-11-2008 11:03 PM
NauticalFishwife Our hull is Flag Blue awlgrip-and looks pretty good for being 12 years old. I was guilty of getting a bit too close to the rubber along the slip in Inner Harbor East in Baltimore. When we returned to Annapolis my Captain tried cleaning it with Roll Off. We then had a large light blue haze spot. I left it alone for about two weeks and then used a soft wax on it. Amazing how the haze came off and it's back to looking "Not too bad for a 12 year old paint job" So I have to agree with Cam... patience!
11-11-2008 06:24 PM
drgamble I had the same thing happen with a dock wheel on my poly-acrylic painted navy blue hull. I was able to use Meguairs One Step Compound and after about three applications by hand and some elbow grease, was able to get the mark out. After reading MaineSail's hull posts, I know he doesn't recommend "one step" or "essential oil" cures and this Meguairs product is guilty on both counts...- one of the products he mentioned is 3M Marine Super Duty Compound. I also applied wax after completing... Results turned out very well
06-13-2008 07:14 AM
philsboat Mr. Clean magic eraser took all the marks off my hull that I couldn't get with regular cleaners.
Phil
06-13-2008 05:32 AM
bettyswollocks Thanks for all the suggestions people.
Freesail - you bear an uncanny resemblance to Ron Jeremy.....just thought I'd mention it, you could use it to good advantage !
06-12-2008 11:49 AM
camaraderie STOP!! Do NOT use anything on your hull if it is painted...you will need an entirely new paint job if you use anything with any abrasive qualities or even a soft scrub type sponge.
If you have a scrape from the dock that goes into the paint...there is nothing to do but get touch up paint and repair.
If instead what you have is rubber from the white dock bumpers this can eventually be removed with a soft cloth or brush and dishwashing liquid. I have found (don't ask me how!) that the white rubber actually degrades quickly and is easier to remove if you just wait a week or so.
If you must DO something now...try the acetone Zan suggested very gingerly on a little bit of it and with a soft cloth.
06-12-2008 11:21 AM
Zanshin Acetone will dissolve the scrape marks, but might be too aggressive for your hull. You could try it on small, hidden spot. If you don't have Acetone, you can give it a go with nail polish remover - same base chemical.
06-12-2008 10:42 AM
beej67 If you use something very chemically active, test it out on a little piece of your hull first. It'd be a shame if you ended up with a big white spot instead of a small white scrape.
06-12-2008 10:21 AM
Freesail99 I wonder if you have a blue hull, if it is not painted. If painted nothing is going to remove the scrape, but a new paint job.
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