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Old 05-07-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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Any good ideas for a homemade bilge cleaner? The economy sucks and I need to save cash.

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Sprayed mine down with bleach and she sparkles now.
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Try Purple Power and a sweeper nozzle on your hose. Spray down with cleaner let set ten minutes or so and rinse away with sweeper nozzle. Clean as a whistle.
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chlorine from (pool supply store) and simple green
1 cup chlorine, 1 cup simple green mixed in windex type spray bottle, spray in bilge spray on boat, don't spray rubber hatch seals. Let sit a couple minutes and then rinse off. It will be snow white new.
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chlorine from (pool supply store) and simple green
1 cup chlorine, 1 cup simple green mixed in windex type spray bottle, spray in bilge spray on boat, don't spray rubber hatch seals. Let sit a couple minutes and then rinse off. It will be snow white new.
Will this work for the deck too?
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Purple Power will melt those rubber(?) heat shrink connectors. And loosen any electrical tape you might use.

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Will this work for the deck too?
Yes, it will.
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Purple Power will melt those rubber(?) heat shrink connectors. And loosen any electrical tape you might use.

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Whats in it Muriatic acid?
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I don't know what's in that Purple Power stuff, but it will also discolor any aluminum that gets in it's way.
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I don't know what's in that Purple Power stuff, but it will also discolor any aluminum that gets in it's way.
PURPLE POWER is an alkaline base cleaner as opposed to an acidic cleaner IT WILL EAT, OXIDIZE, and CORRODE aluminum, read the warnings they are real.
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