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Old 03-06-2014, 05:36   #1
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cleaning stainless steel standing rigging

im looking for tips on cleaning the stains from my standing rigging. At the moment all my shrouds are off and coiled up so what would be ideal would be to mix up some sort of solution in a small plastic kiddie pool and soak everything until clean, then soak to rinse as many times as necessary. What i don't know is what product to use, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: cleaning stainless steel standing rigging

We use in the shop a acid , it pasivate and clean the ss pretty well, soak the parts for 10 minutes and rinse with plenty of water, soromap sell this acid, for small spots we use wichinox, work well to.
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Spotless Stainless.
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Re: cleaning stainless steel standing rigging

Citric acid works well and won't damage the metal. As neilpride said, it will clean and passivate the surface. Rinse well with fresh water after a 15 to 30 minute soak. Rinse and repeat if necessary. Whatever you do, DO NOT use sulfuric or hydrochloric (muriatic) acid.
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Spotless Stainless.
Good product. Spotless Stainless is citric acid formulated to stick to vertical surfaces.
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