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Old 18-12-2013, 11:01   #31
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

Been using SS since they started up, remember they gave away the stuff to begin with. That's how I got my first jug. Never a problem.
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Old 18-12-2013, 11:03   #32
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

My favorite is "Miracle Cloth", which was sold by West Marine but is hard to find these days. It took off the discoloration and left a waxy finish in one swipe.
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Old 18-12-2013, 11:34   #33
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

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Is there anything like a "Stainless Wax" that seals and protects?
If you seal stainless, then Oxygen will not be present to give the stainless the invisible oxidation coating it need to stay stainless.

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Good quality stainless steel kept clean above the waterline and open to oxygen will last indefinitely.
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Bar Keepers Friend will remove rust marks . How to prevent them from returning is the big question I have not been able to answer in 40 years.
Its good to note here that when you replace rigging, make sure the rigger does not try to sell you 304 stainless. It's a little cheaper (for him) and eventual rust for you. Insist on 316 and have the rigger verify it. I found this out the hard way.
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Old 18-12-2013, 11:36   #34
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

Another + for Collinite.
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Old 18-12-2013, 11:44   #35
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

Those of you using the Spotless Stainless product-Do you put any type of wax or polish on after you treat it with Spotless Stainless?
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Old 18-12-2013, 11:55   #36
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Those of you using the Spotless Stainless product-Do you put any type of wax or polish on after you treat it with Spotless Stainless?
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Are you sure the bimini frame was stainless? Been using this stiff for many years and have never seen it do anything but make stainless shiny.... I now have approx 30 or so of my customers who also use it and they all thank me for turning them on to it.

Maybe it was chrome plated.....
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

don't waste your time this is the BEST stuff on the market

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Maybe it was chrome plated.....

There is a highly polished & anodized aluminum product out there called H2ube that a fair number of canvas fabricators are using. If not paying attention it looks, and could be mistaken for, SS...
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Are you sure the bimini frame was stainless? Been using this stiff for many years and have never seen it do anything but make stainless shiny.... I now have approx 30 or so of my customers who also use it and they all thank me for turning them on to it.

All stainless for sure. Magnets won't stick to it
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Another + for Collinite.

Collinite cleans and protects, Spotless cleans it only. Some can have my bottle of Spotless Stainless if they want. I like Flitz also.
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

Seeing as you are in Australia, I'll mention a product called "Alushine" which is good for stainless and readily available.
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Seeing as you are in Australia, I'll mention a product called "Alushine" which is good for stainless and readily available.
Sheila Shine sounds Australian. But I don't think it is.
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Re: Keeping Stainless shiny

Thanks All. I have found a supplier in OZ for Spotless Stainless so will try that to start with. I have found Collinite here as well in a care care shop. So may look at that also. I may even try an experiment by using one on Port and the other on Starboard side to see which works best. Now I just need to time to go do all the work.

Maybe I will go sailing instead.
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All stainless for sure. Magnets won't stick to it

Um, oh, ah, well magnets do not stick to aluminum either

That is great news that you checked it with a magnet to make sure its not SS.
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