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I really need to make a water deflector to fit over my transducer.  It throws water up on the side of the engine when I'm running on plane.  Anyway, the lake I fish is silty/muddy and when the water dries on the engine, it leaves a whitish film that is impossible to get off with Simple Green, Windex, etc.   I have some CLP which is excellent on scale and mineral deposits, but I don't think it's safe for the plastic cowl and decals on my engine.

 

Anyone know of a good safe product or method to remove this very stubborn haze?

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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Plain old white vinegar will remove lime deposits. 

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And if you want a deflector, a cheap white plastic cutting board works great. Cut it to size with a jigsaw, and attach it to the top of the transducer mounting board ( if you have one installed).  I got one for $5 and there’s enough material there for a few in case one got broke for whatever reason. 

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1 hour ago, Scott F said:

Plain old white vinegar will remove lime deposits. 

It works.  It takes a whole lot of elbow grease, but it takes off the haze.  Thanks for the tip!

 

47 minutes ago, Way north bass guy said:

And if you want a deflector, a cheap white plastic cutting board works great. Cut it to size with a jigsaw, and attach it to the top of the transducer mounting board ( if you have one installed).  I got one for $5 and there’s enough material there for a few in case one got broke for whatever reason. 

 

Thanks.  I do need to get something mounted.

 

My transducer is mounted directly to the transom of my aluminum hull.  I was thinking of a piece of angled plastic, aluminum or stainless steel sheet that I could sandwich between the transducer mounting bracket and the hull, so I wouldn't have to drill any additional holes.

 

I've never noticed one on any boats at the launch.  Do many guys use them?  What are you other guys using?

 

Thanks again,

Bob

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I've never been much for TV info-mercial type products, but my daughter talked me into trying "Instagone" for a cleaner. The vynal siding on the house had some green mold on it and I needed to clean the scum line on the boat. I am VERY impressed. Sprayed this stuff on, let it set for few minuets and washed it off. Presto! Scum/mold is gone.

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There's this stuff called Awesome. I get it at the dollar general store. Removes pretty much everything and has never damaged decals or plastics for me. 

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