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    My boat sits outside with a cover on it. It's been sitting for a week or two and now there's corrosion all over the aluminum, looks like white powder. How can I store the boat and have it look decent when the cover comes off? Thanks

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    Not trying to sell you something, but try Amsoil's MP spray (Metal Protector), just spray it down before putting the boat away, the stuff dries and is totally clear, works badass, also if you can, throw a drop light in the boat when stored, keeps things good and dry....


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    WD40... is your friend.
    I spray my entire engine down carb to oil pan, cover it and after the freezing winter months it looks just like the day I put it to bed.
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    A plastic cat box filled with kitty litter to soak up the moisture and a drop light next to the engine to keep from freezing. I also put a moving pad over the engine before putting the drop light in, keeps things pretty dry.

    Oh yea, you can also use charcoal instead of the kitty litter but be sure to use a plastic container and not a metal one.

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    Rod Try White vineger to wipe off the white "caca" then similar to what GT said except I use CRC teflon metal protector spray. Also if your boat is covered with anything thats not "Breathable" like a rip stop tarp vs Canvas it will "Sweat" under the cover. Also maybe you should consider buying and making some "desicant bags" (get desicant at the hardware store or supermarket ) It absorbs "mega moisture" Tom

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    Rod x2 on the WD-40 it's cheap and every store sells it. Just make sure you shake the can well before you spray it on. Then cover the engine and have a oi drain pan or two with kitty litter in them. You should be good to go

    I'm sure the other stuff work well too, I've just used WD-40 over the yrs.

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    Put your boat in the garage were it belongs!!!
    No matter how good she looks , someone is tired of her shit!

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    Or uncover after the rain and wipe it down,,...just treat the Boat like it a toy and play with it, granted, its just a pride of ownership, not work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    WD40... is your friend.
    Some years ago i was told by (N.O.Y.F.B.) that WD40 worked....I poo-pood this and tried many things teflon, oil, and silicone. WD40. Great for cutting aluminum too. Not great for loostening stuck bolts.

    you know how we do it,,,1500 miles a summer. My boat is white with salt spray sometimes. My aluminum still shines.


    effective, inexpensive, dependable, available.

    wipe the old off and spray some more..

    Is there a down side?...

    It can build up and capture dirt in places you cant wipe. More WD40 usually washes this but degreasing sprays (Brake Kleen, trichlor, ) will easily wash it away and leave it clean, ready for another coat.

    I keep an oil absorbant under the engine to catch it, i use so much.

    and it sits under a cover all winter, sweats terrible depending on the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    WD40... is your friend. )
    I could dig out the old "Gun Tests Magazine" (very similar to Consumer Reports, but firearms only) but here is the short version.

    They tested a bunch of "anti-corrosives" comonly used on firearms including Motor Oil, WD-40, and many others.

    Test was, polish and de-grease 2 steel plates, ordinary mild steel.
    Wipe strips with the corrosion-preventative.
    Hang outside, under a house eave, out of DIRECT foul weather contact (ie, rain), but in the ambient, in fall, in Maine.

    Motor oil prevented corrosion 4 days.

    WD-40 lasted 5

    The longest was Break-Free CLP at over 30 days.


    CLP will also not build up a dry gunky varnish residue layer after repeated treatments.
    WD-40 does.
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    WD 40 everything, if you don't it will look like father time

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinLowriderSS View Post
    I could dig out the old "Gun Tests Magazine" (very similar to Consumer Reports, but firearms only) but here is the short version.

    They tested a bunch of "anti-corrosives" comonly used on firearms including Motor Oil, WD-40, and many others.

    Test was, polish and de-grease 2 steel plates, ordinary mild steel.
    Wipe strips with the corrosion-preventative.
    Hang outside, under a house eave, out of DIRECT foul weather contact (ie, rain), but in the ambient, in fall, in Maine.

    Motor oil prevented corrosion 4 days.

    WD-40 lasted 5

    The longest was Break-Free CLP at over 30 days.


    CLP will also not build up a dry gunky varnish residue layer after repeated treatments.
    WD-40 does.

    whats CLP?
    I use teflon spray
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    Good stuff I use it on my weapons ,never thought about the boat


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    Default Wd-40

    WD-40 is good stuff. The WD stands for water displacement.

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