Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-09-2015, 09:10   #1
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Caribbean
Boat: VZ 16
Posts: 86
Best products to clean relings?

Hello,

I would like to ask more experienced sailors which products should I use to clean this dirt ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0008.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	340.2 KB
ID:	108944  
__________________

__________________
Jack_Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 09:24   #2
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack_Sparrow View Post
Hello,

I would like to ask more experienced sailors which products should I use to clean this dirt ?
I couldn't help myself...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	stainless cleaner - sideways.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	16.4 KB
ID:	108948  
__________________

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 09:25   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 19,352
Re: Best products to clean relings?

3M Finnesse-It works great for that light rust too.
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 09:28   #4
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Caribbean
Boat: VZ 16
Posts: 86
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Thanks for help
__________________
Jack_Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 09:35   #5
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
3M Finnesse-It works great for that light rust too.
cheech... I like the 3M as well as good ol' Meguiar's cleaner wax... they do the rust well and look dang good, but I think they leave a wax barrier promoting the problem anaerobically so to speak... ***Time for a science experiment***

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack_Sparrow View Post
Thanks for help
You bet Jack... Any marine stainless cleaner found on Amazon or the like will usually perform well... For the quickie if you got it on hand... the above's make most stainless very purdy without killin' yer arm...
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 09:55   #6
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: Best products to clean relings?

I sometimes have to clean a bigger boat where there is plenty of rust stains and so I have developed this workflow:

- wash all SS with fresh water / detergent / sponge,
- wash down with fresh water,
- dry,
- apply product as pictured above,
- go over with dry cloth, rubb and buff.

The above give us up to 3 months of very good looks and up to 6 months of decent (3ft test) looks. We are living in very dusty and corrosive environment here (Canary Islands). I have seen SS remaining clean for up to a year elsewhere.

There are also liquid cleaners that you apply with a wet brush or a sponge and then just wash them down thoroughly. But I found the stains return sooner.

Have fun making her shiny again!
b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 10:19   #7
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Best products to clean relings?

b.

You're making me lazy with your spectacular methods and test data...

__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 10:24   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,061
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Spotless Stainless. Apply the gel with a chip brush, wait, hose off with fresh water. Temperatures should be above 70f and its best on a cloudy day or in shade (slower evaporation rate).

Easy but overpriced, IMHO.
__________________
SailFastTri is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 10:33   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,114
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Or you could save bucks and get Bar Keepers Friend. IMO, better than anything else.
__________________
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 10:41   #10
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Caribbean
Boat: VZ 16
Posts: 86
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor View Post
b.

You're making me lazy with your spectacular methods and test data...


With my fresh experience of yachts I have learned that you cannot be bored
__________________
Jack_Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 11:04   #11
Moderator
 
HappyMdRSailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Mississippi
Boat: 48 Wauquiez Pilot Saloon-C22 Chrysler Sunpiper- 19 Potter-Preparing to cruise w/my girl
Posts: 5,980
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue Stocking View Post
Or you could save bucks and get Bar Keepers Friend. IMO, better than anything else.
+1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack_Sparrow View Post
With my fresh experience of yachts I have learned that you cannot be bored
Or you could join the rest of the procrastination sailor crowd...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Ostrich time.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	255.2 KB
ID:	108953  
__________________
In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair...

Mai Tai's fix everything...
HappyMdRSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 11:47   #12
Registered User
 
SariTimur's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Seward, Alaska
Boat: William Garden Ketch
Posts: 170
Re: Best products to clean relings?

We use the 3M product pictured. But I have been advised by some friends whose boat looks rather spotless to try coconut oil. Not got around to trying it yet. Don't know why I have a bunch of stainless that needs cleaning. But thought I would pass along something you might already have on board.

Cheers
Mark
__________________
SariTimur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 11:59   #13
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Caribbean
Boat: VZ 16
Posts: 86
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor View Post



Or you could join the rest of the procrastination sailor crowd...
you have made my day
__________________
Jack_Sparrow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-09-2015, 12:08   #14
Registered User
 
jibstay's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 177
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Barkeepers Friend to remove the light rust, as in the OP's picture.

Spotless Stainless for heavier rust.

Follow up with Sheila Shine to keep it clean longer.

Barkeepers Friend comes in a spray foam bottle now. Very convenient.


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
jibstay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-09-2015, 07:34   #15
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: Best products to clean relings?

Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyMdRSailor View Post
b.

You're making me lazy with your spectacular methods and test data...

;-)

We are in Canary Islands where Sahara dust covers boats a couple of times each year. This dust brings metal particles (from African mines) that make extremely aggressive corrosion conditions. I have seen SS wire split mid-length where unaware sailors tied laundry lines to their standing rigging.

And one of the boats I maintain is a 70' beast from the 80'ies - endless amounts of SS to clean ...

I am possibly an extreme case scenario. Practice makes perfect ;-)

b.
__________________

__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Maintenance Products on your Boat? simonpickard Boat Ownership & Making a Living 26 04-03-2014 19:26
What cleaning products do you use to clean your boat (wood, gel, vinyl and sails) impi Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 19-06-2012 22:42
Sorry, Can't Find Thread on Best Way to Clean SS Water Tanks... S/V Willow Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 4 15-01-2010 17:01
Best Way to Clean an Old Mast? Azura Solana Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 13-08-2009 08:46
Best way to clean Watertank Martinini Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 16 15-08-2008 05:15



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.