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#11682430 - 06/22/16 02:33 PM Help with cleaning jackplate area
bigbass94 Offline
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Hey guys, I'm in need of something that'll get the grime, gunk, and nasty stuff off of my jackplate. I have a manual Slidemaster jackplate. I think it's made of aircraft grade aluminum. I'd also like to clean the area around the jackplate, such as my Power Pole brackets and that part of the motor where it meets the jackplate; kinda like the front part of the motor. It needs to be something that won't take the finish off of the jackplate itself and the surrounding areas.

Thanks in advance!

Kyle
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#11682557 - 06/22/16 03:28 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
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Power washer won't do?
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#11682622 - 06/22/16 03:55 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
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one of the best non corrosive biodegradable degreaser/cleaner i found is called super clean, found it at autozone
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#11682802 - 06/22/16 05:03 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: Cast]
bigbass94 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Power washer won't do?


Haven't tried that yet. Would that take the finish off of motor and surrounding areas?
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#11682807 - 06/22/16 05:04 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
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It will if you use an aggressive nozzle.
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#11682827 - 06/22/16 05:08 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: Cast]
bigbass94 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cast
It will if you use an aggressive nozzle.


Do you have any sort of idea about which nozzle to use? I have an electric power washer that comes with three different nozzles.
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#11682937 - 06/22/16 05:53 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
Bob Landry Offline
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Originally Posted By: Cast
It will if you use an aggressive nozzle.


Do you have any sort of idea about which nozzle to use? I have an electric power washer that comes with three different nozzles.


Use the one with the least pressure and don't get closer than about 6"
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#11684516 - 06/23/16 12:51 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
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SOS pad works well for me.

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#11687853 - 06/24/16 10:55 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
JamesRoberts Offline
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Scrubbing Bubbles, apply, leave 10 min and repeat as needed.
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#11688958 - 06/25/16 09:22 PM Re: Help with cleaning jackplate area [Re: bigbass94]
Cayman223 Offline
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Loc: Huntsville area
Academy sells this stuff called
"Hull cleaner". It really works.
Just spray on with a spray bottle and rinse off.
Unbelievable on fiberglass. Yellowish lake scum.

It really works!!

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