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Will Boat Scrub damage Awlgrip or Interlux Paint

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Ronald Frerker asked:

Will the Boat scrub damage an Awlgrip or Interlux painted surface?
If I use it on the deck, will the running liquid streak the painted hull from rinsing off?

Answer:
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Boat Scrub can scuff LP paint if you use it too aggressively and especially if it’s relatively new. A lot of boaters use it with a damp sponge or rag on older paint to remove oxidation, stains and scuffs. The runoff from the deck will not hurt the paint. Just be sure to rinse it off the hull so it doesn’t dry and leave streaks. If you find some streaks later, just rinse them off.

A good polish for LP paint is Kwik Shine. Awlgrip and Imron recommend that you do not use boat wax with Carnauba as it can cause discoloration and blistering. Kwik Shine is synthetic and does not cause these problems. If you paint is in good shape, all you need to do is wash it first with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and water, rinse it clean and apply a couple of coats of Kwik Shine. It should keep your hull shiny and protected all year.

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Captain Aurora

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