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Safe Products for Painted Aluminum Hull


Ed Sherman asked:

Are the following products safe to use on a painted Aluminum Hull (Lowe Deckboat): Algex, Algae Strip, and VS721


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Algex is safe for painted aluminum, providing that it is factory painted. If it has been re-painted, test the product on a small inconspicuous spot before cleaning the entire hull.

Algae Strip is NOT SAFE for paint or aluminum. It is intended for fiberglass only.

VS721 Bottom Coat is safe for painted aluminum and is recommended.

Thanks for your question

Captain Aurora
Richard Kittar

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