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Barnacle Buster™

Barnacle Buster™ is a safe, non-toxic, biodegradable marine growth remover that provides a fast, cost-effective alternative to mechanical cleaning of seawater cooled equipment. With minimal dismantling required, Barnacle Buster™ can be safely re-circulated through seawater cooling systems, dissolving barnacles, zebra mussels, calcium, rust, lime and all other mineral deposits. Most applications  completed within four hours!

Why Barnacle Buster?

For years marine growth has challenged vessel operators. Buildup of marine growth is the number one reason why water cooled equipment malfunctions. These deposits will reduce equipment efficiency and most likely will result in costly equipment downtime. A thin layer of growth (1/64") can result in a 15% decrease in efficiency. While conventional methods of cleaning (such as mechanical brushing or harsh acids) do have some success, they are harmful to both the user and the environment, and can easily damage the equipment or vessel.

Barnacle Buster works to remove scale buildup, not metal

Barnacle Buster can be safely used on all types of seawater cooled systems commonly found on vessels today. Most important, Barnacle Buster can be safely disposed of down the drain.

Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Barnacle Buster™ Concentrate, Gallon (Makes 5 Gallons) 14306583 1206-MGAL
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$79.99

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Barnacle Buster™ Concentrate, 5 Gallons (Makes 25 Gallons) 15373277 1206MP
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$329.99

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Barnacle Buster™ Concentrate, Quart (Makes 1.25 Gallons) 15373285 1206MQ
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$27.99

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Barnacle Buster™, Gallon (Use full strength) 12055257 1208-MG
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$26.99

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Barnacle Buster™ is a safe, non-toxic, biodegradable marine growth remover that provides a fast, cost-effective alternative to mechanical cleaning of seawater cooled equipment. With minimal dismantling required, Barnacle Buster™ can be safely re-circulated through seawater cooling systems, dissolving barnacles, zebra mussels, calcium, rust, lime and all other mineral deposits. Most applications  completed within four hours!

Why Barnacle Buster?

For years marine growth has challenged vessel operators. Buildup of marine growth is the number one reason why water cooled equipment malfunctions. These deposits will reduce equipment efficiency and most likely will result in costly equipment downtime. A thin layer of growth (1/64") can result in a 15% decrease in efficiency. While conventional methods of cleaning (such as mechanical brushing or harsh acids) do have some success, they are harmful to both the user and the environment, and can easily damage the equipment or vessel.

Barnacle Buster works to remove scale buildup, not metal

Barnacle Buster can be safely used on all types of seawater cooled systems commonly found on vessels today. Most important, Barnacle Buster can be safely disposed of down the drain.

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TRACBarnacle Buster
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Protects well (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Engine (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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5.0

Works very well!!!

By Bdietz

from Carolina Beach NC

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Barnacle Buster:

      Works well

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good product

      By Shelly

      from Hilton head sc

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Barnacle Buster:

          Easy to use

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This works !!!

          By Cmdrart

          from Long Island ny

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drops engine temps
          • Easy to Use
          • Protects Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Engine

            Comments about Barnacle Buster:

            Instead of ripping apart your salt water cooling system barnacle buster will dissolve built up calcium. This is more cost effective than taking apart your cooling system. I was a doubter and now I'm a believer

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Very useful, but ask for the concentrate.

            By Surfscooter

            from Gig Harbor, WA

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Engine

              Comments about Barnacle Buster:

              I recommend trying to buy the concentrate so you a bigger bang for your buck. For small jobs the unconcentrated product is effective, just a little "pricey." I like this product's claim of convenient disposal.

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              5.0

              This is a great product -- needs some homemade adaptors.

              By Sportsfisher

              from San Pedro

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Engine

                  Comments about Barnacle Buster:

                  You will need to rig up a circulation pump and connecting tubing. Making adapters to the 1 3/4 tubing on my engines took some time. But in the end, the result was excellent. One gallon of concentrate was enough for 2 Cummins C engines.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Product

                  By Strrykerr

                  from Anacortes WA

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Protects Well

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Engine
                    • Indoor
                    • Outdoor

                    Comments about Barnacle Buster:

                    excellent product, flushed both marine engines with stellar results.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By Mega yacht engineer

                    from fort pierce, fl

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Protects Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoor
                      • Outdoor

                      Comments about Barnacle Buster:

                      Remove barnacles from sea strainers and bottoms. As long as your boat does not sit out of the water for a long period of time

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works as described

                      By NITEHAWK II

                      from Clearwater Florida

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Barnacle Buster:

                      Used to clean my AC Unit coils....Performed as advertised. I will purchase again to keep AC unit running clean and strong.

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Cleans the crud out

                      By Redemption

                      from Channel Isalnds Ca

                      Comments about TRAC Barnacle Buster:

                      Just ran it through the raw water side of our Yanmar 3GM and was amazed at the amount of crud that was produced. Was running at about 165-170 befor and now back down to 145-150.

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