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I finally just replaced the old Green Hornet with one that won’t sink hopefully.  It was docked for two months but I will be trailering it and want to clean it up.  What is a good cleaner to get the algae and scum off the bottom without hurting the gel coat?

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I finally just replaced the old Green Hornet with one that won’t sink hopefully.  It was docked for two months but I will be trailering it and want to clean it up.  What is a good cleaner to get the algae and scum off the bottom without hurting the gel coat?

I just used on and off gel fiberglass hull and bottom formula and it did fantastic without hurting my gel coat


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I use Star Brite gel hull cleaner. I'm bottom painted but since installing the kicker and bracket one side of the boat sits lower in the water now and I get a scum line like 2-3" above where the bottom paint ends on the kicker side. Gel is easy to control and doesn't run as much (that stuff will remove bottom paint just and instantly rust a galvanized trailer just fyi). Wear gloves when applying and have a hose handy. 

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Slimy grimy. Safe on the environment (and you) works well if spray it on and you have a pressure washer.

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I tried the cleaner sold at Walmart in the boating section. Spray it on and the scum disappears right before your eyes. Just hose it off. No scrubbing needed. Not sure of the name. Used on an Islander, did not remove any paint.

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