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How to Apply Toon-brite Aluminum Cleaner
First, you should use a pressure washer or water hose to remove the big stuff. It's best to clean just after removing the boat from the water, before the build-up dries. Then apply Toon-brite using the supplied trigger sprayer. Adjust the nozzle down to a fine mist. Start at the bottom and work your way up, applying evenly as you go. If streaking occurs, reapply in that area. Let it stand for up to 5 minutes, then rinse.
Toon-brite comes diluted for heavy cleaning (i.e. boats left in the water). For light cleaning, dilute Toon-brite at a 1:1 ratio.
What kind of a finish will Toon-brite leave?
No acid-based aluminum cleaner can put the "shine" back on old aluminum. The kind of finish depends on how strong you mix the Toon-brite. At a ratio of 1 to about 3 or 5, it will remove slight stains and oxidation, leaving a fairly shiny finish, assuming the original mill-finish still exists. Mixed at a stronger ratio of 1:1, Toon-brite will bleach aluminum to a uniform off-white finish. If you don't want this off-white look, you can use Toon-brite Aluminum Polish and Restorer (item #22265) to bring your aluminum back to a showroom look or apply Clear-Coat (item #87144) for a very nice finish.
Toon-brite Aluminum Cleaner will not harm your boat's paint or decals nor will it mar bunks or carpet on boat trailers. Just remember to rinse well after cleaning.
Toon-brite Aluminum Cleaner is not made to remove moss and algae. It's recommended to use a pressure washer or garden hose to remove the big stuff.
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Q:Is there a cleaner for Pontoon logs that can be used in the water to clean the toons and motor that will get rid of the algae build up?Asked on 7/18/2014 by Stephanie from United States
No. Almost all of the pontoon cleaners have some amounts of acid in them to clean the logs. Therefore it is not environmentally friendly to be used in the water.
SteveAnswered on 7/21/2014 by Anonymous
Q:how many quarts does it take per toonAsked on 3/17/2014 by rod from bloomington in
The manufacturer says that 1 quart of the Aluminum Pontoon Cleaner will clean a 24' pontoon boat (2 pontoons) with light stains. It may take 2 quarts for heavy stains. The instructions say to apply to the pontoons with a mist so that you get an even coverage over the entire pontoon.
SteveAnswered on 3/18/2014 by Anonymous
Q:will toon brite mess up my galvanize boat trailer finish.Asked on 10/23/2013 by me from michigan
A:Toon-brite Aluminum Pontoon and Boat Cleaner will "NOT" harm the galvanized finish on your trailer. As always, rinse well with fresh water after cleaning.Answered on 10/25/2013 by Anonymous
Q:I used Toon-brite on my pontoon logs. It cleaned them but they are white. What do I use to polish them? They don't have to be mirror bright but would like at least a satin shine.Asked on 6/24/2012 by Ken from Lake Anna, VA
A:You need the aluminum wax by toonbriteAnswered on 10/2/2012 by Justin from Overton's
Q:does tune-brite remove oxidation from aluminum airstream trailers?Asked on 9/28/2010 by Sammy from Pearce, az 85625
A:As long as it is an aluminum surface, this should work on anything.Answered on 10/20/2010 by Bryant from Tech
Q:Can I clean my pontoon logs while it is on my trailer or will it hurt my bunks?Asked on 10/2/2009 by jleaves from Powderly, Ky
A:Any type of cleaner such as this is likely to discolor the carpet if it comes in contact with it. It is always a good idea to have it off the bunks if possible.Answered on 10/6/2009 by Bryant C from Tech Department
A:Will not hurt your bunks.Answered on 11/5/2009 by selmahotrod from Alabama
Q:I have a floating dock system which is a plastic compound, which creates the same build up of algae and grud just like on pontoons. Can toon-brite be used to get rid of alge and stain build up like it does on pontoons, or is it too strong? ThanksAsked on 9/14/2009 by Anonymous
A:I would advise a plastics cleaner such as 75978Answered on 9/17/2009 by Bryant C from Tech Department
Q:wil it remove salt water deposits ?Asked on 7/18/2009 by richie from shallotte, nc
A:According to the manufacturer, this will remove salt water deposits.Answered on 7/21/2009 by Matt from Overtons
Q:would this be something i could use on an aluminum canoe?Asked on 7/17/2009 by Anonymous from ohio
A:Yes, Aluminum is aluminum, there
are alot of different applications.Answered on 10/6/2009 by biggboat from Ind,in
Q:Can this product be used while on hanger over the lake? I sthe wash off bio degradable or will I need to pull the boat away from the water.Asked on 5/11/2009 by BUTCH from BADIN LAKE , NC
A:The Toon Brite Aluminum Pontoon and Aluminum Boat Cleaner is a great product to use to remove algae, dirt, grime, lime deposits, water stains, and oxidation from pontoon logs. It is recommended that you do not use this in or near bodies of water, ponds, lakes or rivers. It is also recommended that the cleaning take place on a grassy area or any other area away from water disposal systems or sewer systems. I hope this has answered your questions but if you need further assistance please contact us here at Overton's at 1-888-OVERTON and any of our Technical Product Specialist will be glad to assist you.Answered on 5/28/2009 by Brooks, Marine Buyer from Overtons