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#11202136 - 11/02/15 04:44 PM Brown scum line
lockjaw Online   happy

Registered: 05/24/10
Posts: 284
Loc: Plano
What do you guys use to get the brown scum line off your boats and the brown stain the
that is in the live wells that Lake Fork leaves in them.

#11202139 - 11/02/15 04:47 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
TxFisherman03 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 506
Loc: Arlington, Tx
buy a bar of lava soap and through it in your live well, fill it up bout half way maybe a little more and drive around. drain and flush really well.

Edited by TxFisherman03 (11/02/15 04:49 PM)

#11202165 - 11/02/15 05:00 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
361V Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4867
Loc: somervell county
I wipe down w/Bass Boat Saver and the ring, water spots, tobacco stains, road grime...come off the fiberglass real easy and leaves a slick waxed surface on the fiberglass. Being an under-achieving under-thinker I don't pay much attention to the inside of my livewell.:-)

#11202234 - 11/02/15 06:15 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
Fish Killer Offline
Big Sexy

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25834
Loc: Weatherford
Not soaping my live wells

Maybe baking soda at the most
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#11202342 - 11/02/15 07:09 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
Der Vorsteher Online   shocked
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 22951
Loc: The 903
Mr. Clean dry erase pads. Get em wet and scrub.
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#11202364 - 11/02/15 07:20 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
heybaylor Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1794
Loc: Lake Fork
CLR , or Limeaway.

#11202406 - 11/02/15 07:44 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
GregMKJr Offline

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 144
Loc: Helotes
This. The best product out there. My boat has rings only because I am really lazy.

#11202469 - 11/02/15 08:17 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
hoghead2007 Offline

Registered: 05/14/13
Posts: 190
Loc: North TX
i would not use any cleaner in your live wells at all water only

#11202527 - 11/02/15 08:39 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
JkWho Offline

Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
I would do vinegar in your live well, then run fresh water after sitting for awhile

Check youtube for the scum line...plenty of videos on there

#11202604 - 11/02/15 09:26 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Don't use soap in the livewells. That's a horrible idea. There's tons of stuff you can use that is less harmful to the wells and potentially to the fish in there.

#11202654 - 11/02/15 10:11 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
J-2 Offline

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 4153
Loc: Flower Mound TX
Vinegar/water mix. will work on the scum line and livewell.

#11202676 - 11/02/15 10:36 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
David Burton Online   confused
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2142
Loc: McKinney, TX
High Pressure hot water from the car wash on 17.
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#11202716 - 11/02/15 11:17 PM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
4976sc Offline

Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 91
I had a scum line on my boat as well and used a magic eraser and it's the best cleaning tool I've ever seen. The bottom of my 05 skeeter has always had a brown tint to it and now is snow white. It's simply the best thing I've ever used

Edited by 4976sc (11/02/15 11:18 PM)

#11202745 - 11/03/15 02:23 AM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
Flippin-Out Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I agree on the Magic Eraser doing a good job with no apparent abrasive effect. I use Bassboat Saver to reduce the rate of build-up, and it seems to make the clean-up easier.

On the discussion about what's safe for the livewell: An article in a current magazine has experts recommending 1/2 cup bleach in 1 gallon of water for cleaning/disinfecting livewells (followed by thorough rinsing). If you never put anything other than water in there, you may not be doing fish any favor.

#11202778 - 11/03/15 05:59 AM Re: Brown scum line [Re: lockjaw]
Moved to Sandlin Offline

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 430
Loc: Dallas
Startex HULLCLEANER will remove the brown line from your boat in one pass on rag !! For real Then wax it... not in live well.

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