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Cleaner to Remove Yellow Skum on Boat Hull

Has anyone found a good product that is easy to use and not corrosive to boat trailers that will easily remove the 'yellow skum' from a boat hull? I have used a product a friend gave me on an older boat I had, but it has phosphoric acid in it and is very corrosive to galvanized and aluminum trailers, and I'd prefer NOT to use this product on my current boat. I'd appreciate anyone's experience.

Thanks,

'Pete'
December 06, 2013 at 4:48pm
17 Comments
du-458 Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 5:27pm
Hull Scum

I have used a product in the past with excellent results ! It was call Hull Magic ! it wipes on easily and the yellow stains disappear before your eyes. I think it has citric acid in it as the activator !

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Capt. Rob Dupont - Impulse Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 6:47pm
Scum Line

Stain Away

Cajun-Pete Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 9:50pm
Thanks for Your Comments

Thank for the reply guys. Where do you find 'Hull Magic' and 'Stain Away'? I'll have to admit, I've never heard of either.

I presume both will strip away the wax and require re-waxing after use, right?

'Pete'

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That guy in the white boots Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 10:28pm
cleaner

I have used 'hull brite', and 'hull majic'. The brite will clean, and the majic will polish like armor all. The polish can be used on fiberglass, stainless, and plastic. When I use the majic, it makes it easier to clean the boat next time. The brite does really good when trying to clean non-skid surfaces.. Walmart has them both sometimes. West Marine does too.

wdietz Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 10:38pm
Star brite

I have been using this product for years and it works AWESOME!!! It will remove the yellow stains right before your eyes. Just spray on and rinse off, its that simple. I tried everything before trying this product and I was blown away. I have never had any issues with product dripping on trailers, aluminum or galv. I buy mine at West Marine, but you can probably get it cheaper online. Good luck!

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wdietz Profile Photo
Posted December 06, 2013 at 10:45pm
WAX

Pete - BTW, I always wax after using this product just to be on the safe side.

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Capt. Anthony--Cajun Fishing Charters Profile Photo
Posted December 07, 2013 at 12:11am
The Works

Get a bottle of The Works from Dollar general...
Cost... $1.00
get a spray bottle, spray it on , no rubbing or scrubbing required guys..
Melts the yellow stain away.
Just rinse off with water.

boomerhuntsducks Profile Photo
Posted December 08, 2013 at 8:41am
NuHull

www.nuhull.com
Made in picayune, safe product and it works great in removing yellow stains.

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Capt. Ricky Brondum-Speck Chaser Charters Profile Photo
Posted December 08, 2013 at 7:03pm
cleaner

I second Capt. Anthony's suggestion. 'The Works' from Dollar General stores does a good job with very little effort. I've used Attwood Hull Cleaner from Wal-Mart which does well also but it is $8 a bottle compared to $1 at Dollar General. For that price you can use a bottle every time you need to get the 'Yellow' off.

kingcobia1 Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2013 at 8:25am
cleaner

Try real lemon juice, put in spray bottle depending on how bad may or may not have to scrub, not as corrosive as others

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Captain Anthony Buquoi-Spot On Fishing Adventures Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2013 at 3:12pm
The Works

Dollar general store called THE WORK $1.00 a bottle. Put in Spay bottle and spray. The yellow comes right off. Them rinse with water. Cheapest and best thing i have ever used.

fowlfish Profile Photo
Posted December 09, 2013 at 7:46pm
The Works

The works is good, but hull will be yellow again in 2 to 3 days on the water. What wax or something would y'all recommend to make it last longer.

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Cajun-Pete Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:41am
Best Wax to Use After Cleaning Skum Line

Fowlfish:

I agree with you in that you do have to wax the area cleaned no matter what type of 'skum cleaner' you use. I'd like to hear what type of wax boaters have found to be the most effective.

Guys, THANK YOU ALL for the suggestions......really appreciate it!

'Pete'

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AShunter Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2013 at 2:04pm
Agreed

I 2nd that WD. Star Brite is an effortless cleaner, and very easy to use. Like he said, you spray it and the stuff almost vanishes before your eyes.

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fowlfish Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2013 at 8:45pm
Right

everybody knows how to get it off. Whats the best to keep it off.

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AShunter Profile Photo
Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:52pm
After star brite cleaner

After I use the Star Brite cleaner and make sure all is clean and dry, I use their Premium marine wax with PTEF (telfon). Yes, it is a lot of work to crawl around and then it it all off, but so far I am right over a year without having to do anything except hose boat down when I get home with the water hose.

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Captain Gene Dugas-Rather Be Fishing Adventures Profile Photo
Posted December 12, 2013 at 7:54am
Hull Cleaner

Go to Home Depot and get you a can of Bar Keepers Friend. It is in the cleaner section gold can similar to comet but non abrasive. Just wet a soft bristle brush or cloth and gently scrub and hose off. Works better than all those hull cleaners and is not acid and a lot cheaper. Then put a coat of wax on after she is clean and you good to go for a good while.


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