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Old February 20th 05, 12:54 AM
 
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Default Maybe the best boat soap I ever used

The rumors were true! There really was a boat under all that dirt.
The water has been off at my slip since October, so today's project was
to motor over to the guest dock and scrub (for 4 hours) her clean.

I stopped and purchased a bottle of Meguire's "Gold Seal" car wash
soap. ($7.99). I've had it with paying $30 a gallon for so-called boat
soap at Big Box Marine- only be disappointed with the results.

This Meguires stuff is so concentrated that it pours like molasses.
I used half a bottle on my very dirty 36-footer, and the boat hasn't
been so clean in a long time.

If you're looking for a good boat soap, the answer may not be a "boat
soap" at all. :-)


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The rumors were true! There really was a boat under all that dirt.
The water has been off at my slip since October, so today's project was
to motor over to the guest dock and scrub (for 4 hours) her clean.

I stopped and purchased a bottle of Meguire's "Gold Seal" car wash
soap. ($7.99). I've had it with paying $30 a gallon for so-called boat
soap at Big Box Marine- only be disappointed with the results.

This Meguires stuff is so concentrated that it pours like molasses.
I used half a bottle on my very dirty 36-footer, and the boat hasn't
been so clean in a long time.

If you're looking for a good boat soap, the answer may not be a "boat
soap" at all. :-)


Is it biodegradable? Or is that just a marketing ploy for the more
expensive soaps at the boat stores?


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Old February 20th 05, 04:51 PM
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Yeah... I've been very unimpressed with a variety of "marine" soaps.. and
found for 88 cents / can, generic scrub and bubbles to work the best....

-j



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The rumors were true! There really was a boat under all that dirt.
The water has been off at my slip since October, so today's project was
to motor over to the guest dock and scrub (for 4 hours) her clean.

I stopped and purchased a bottle of Meguire's "Gold Seal" car wash
soap. ($7.99). I've had it with paying $30 a gallon for so-called boat
soap at Big Box Marine- only be disappointed with the results.

This Meguires stuff is so concentrated that it pours like molasses.
I used half a bottle on my very dirty 36-footer, and the boat hasn't
been so clean in a long time.

If you're looking for a good boat soap, the answer may not be a "boat
soap" at all. :-)



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Old February 20th 05, 05:07 PM
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Yeah... I've been very unimpressed with a variety of "marine" soaps.. and
found for 88 cents / can, generic scrub and bubbles to work the best....


You have to wonder if the 'official' boat soaps are watered down to preserve
pristine lakes etc. My boat is trailerable, so I wash it in the
driveway...same as the van.


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