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Hi,

due to some circumstances with water and insufficient ventilation over 2 months, the mahgoni wood inside my little boat from the seventies showed larger areas with thin white mold on the surfaces.

After wiping it away last weekend, it began to dawn on me, that i have to take more actions to prevent it from coming back again. 

...beside the obvious steps of sorting the issue with the water and the ventilation out, of course. One of the previous owners removed the  ventilators on the forecabin, wich will be reinstalled...

But what can i do, to protect the wood. It's mahagoni whithout varnish. It was slightly oiled with yachticon teak oil last year, wich i fear, was a mistake.

Any thoughts, beside varnishing the complete inside?

Thanks in advance,

Mr. Funky

 

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7 minutes ago, Mr. Funky said:

Doesn't chlorox Affekt the wood?

Thought to give it a try on a hidden spot.

Wipe it in, wipe it off, and wipe again w/water.  Never had an issue and done it many times.  Probably don't even need that last step.  

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35 minutes ago, Mr. Funky said:

Doesn't chlorox Affekt the wood?

Thought to give it a try on a hidden spot.

While it contains some bleach it is not just spray bleach.

Dunno the ingredients but it is the best green slime & mold cleaner I've ever found.

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I just checked - 1.5% sodium hypochlorite

Product ingredients
  • Ingredient.
  • SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE. ...
  • Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation; Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient.
  • DIMETHICONE/SILICA/PEG DISTEARATE ANTIFOAM.
  • LAURAMINE OXIDE. ...
  • SODIUM SILICATE. ...
  • SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
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8 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I just checked - 1.5% sodium hypochlorite

Product ingredients
  • Ingredient.
  • SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE. ...
  • Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation; Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient.
  • DIMETHICONE/SILICA/PEG DISTEARATE ANTIFOAM.
  • LAURAMINE OXIDE. ...
  • SODIUM SILICATE. ...
  • SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

Thanks!

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16 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I just checked - 1.5% sodium hypochlorite

Product ingredients
  • Ingredient.
  • SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE. ...
  • Some Concern: skin irritation/allergies/damage, acute aquatic toxicity, respiratory effects, biodegradation; Disclosure Concern: non-specific ingredient.
  • DIMETHICONE/SILICA/PEG DISTEARATE ANTIFOAM.
  • LAURAMINE OXIDE. ...
  • SODIUM SILICATE. ...
  • SODIUM HYDROXIDE.

Ever use it on sails?

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No - I'd be concerned about the bleach component yellowing things.

Maybe try it on a part of an old sail - we all have one or more of those taking up space somewhere. ;)

I've had a couple cleaned by pro's and I think they soak them in an Oxy type "bleach" cleaner. (They were a bit cagey about their process.

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