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    Cleaning Pontoons - Need Advice

    Pulling the pontoon boat next week and need to clean the lake scum off the pontoons. It will be on the trailer, so looking for something that won't destroy the carpeted bunks (if possible).
    I've been looking at using Toon-brite cleaner, power washing it off, and then following up with the polish.
    Any better suggestions.
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    I use White Lightnin from NAPA. Put it on with a gallon sprayer and no need to scrub. Only thing is that it will leave them a dull finish instead of shiny, but its the best stuff I've found to clean them toons. You'll be amazed.

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    And no problems with the carpet on the bunks?
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    acid wash

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBoy30 View Post
    acid wash
    Dealers on, or near the lake, want $14.00 per foot for an acid wash. It's a ripoff IMHO. That's why I'm considering doing it myself on the trialer if that's a safe and viable option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorCat View Post
    And no problems with the carpet on the bunks?
    None so far for me, but it will kill your grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBoy30 View Post
    acid wash
    Around here it is called AB-50. Spray on and 20 min later it is nice and shiny.
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    Many use NAPA metal brightener--an acid wash substance. It is spray on and nose off in 5 minutes. Some will first use a power washer on it.

    Then polish with a dual action polisher with a wool bonnet and White Diamond Metal Polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorCat View Post
    Dealers on, or near the lake, want $14.00 per foot for an acid wash. It's a ripoff IMHO. That's why I'm considering doing it myself on the trialer if that's a safe and viable option.
    thats pretty cheap. i pay $20 a foot to have my stratos detailed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBoy30 View Post
    thats pretty cheap. i pay $20 a foot to have my stratos detailed
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    Yeah, it’s a money maker for the dealers for sure. Going to try it myself and see if the savings is worth it.
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    watch these videos , there will be quiet a few to choose from I just did my truck wheels over the week end.. and they needed it lolo.

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    Acid wash. You can get it at most high end auto parts stores

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    Toon Brite for me. spray on wait, wash off. done. BassPro