Monday, March 22, 2010

How Do I Remove Barnacles from My Aluminum Pontoons?

Randy asked:
What product do I need to remove barnacles from my aluminum pontoon boat? How difficult will this be to do?

Use Algex to clean up your pontoons. Spray it on and let it work for about 1/2 hour. This will soften them up so that they are easier to remove. You will probably need several applications to get the adhesive rings off. If you need to do some scraping, use a wooden or plastic scraper so you don't damage the metal on your boat. If your pontoons are oxidized or discolored, use Alumabrite to brighten them. After you have your pontoons clean, protect them with VS721 Bottom Protectant to help prevent adhesion of barnacles and make them easier to remove in the future.
Thanks for your question,
Captain Aurora

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