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Old 29-02-2008, 14:37   #1
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help! my husband stained my pretty deck!

hello everyone,

my hubby decided he would work on the foredeck oneday. i don't know what he was thinking. he used a hacksaw to cut a shakle off of the anchor. which produced tiny pieces of metal all over the deck and then it rained. hence i now have a pretty rust spotted deck. i have used soft scub and cleaning wax to no avail. anyone out there have a solution to my problem. my hubby thinks we should leave metal shavings all over the boat to make it all match. i don't think so! help!!!!

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Old 29-02-2008, 15:26   #2
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Pick up some "Wink" rust stain remover at Ace Hardware or perhaps even in the soap/cleaning supplies department of you local grocery store. Cover the stained areas with a little toilet paper and give the TP a good squirt of the Wink. The TP will hold the material in place while it eats the rust.

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Old 29-02-2008, 15:39   #3
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Commercial stain removal...

There are commercial rust stain removers available from auto stores and chandlers.

They seem to involve phosphoric acid.

Do (of course) read the instructions first and try it on a tiny area.

I have just used a Tannic Acid preparation (for rust conversion/stabilisation) and it left purple stains down Boracay's side that will have to be polished off.
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Toilet bowl cleaner will remove rust too.
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Oxalic acid is an FRP boater's best friend. Bought a 50# bag at a commercial chemical supplier. Diluted it with water and it took most of the stains off the deck and on topsides from external chain plates.

Also a good wood bleach.

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Old 29-02-2008, 16:35   #6
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Barkeepers Friend at any grocery store costs about $1.50. Great for stanless too. Toilet bowl cleaner for rust on gelcoat is almost instantly gone.
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Old 29-02-2008, 16:40   #7
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Naval Gelly works too.
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West Marine sells a fiberglas rust stain remover, spray it on, wait a couple of minutes and hose it off. Has worked well for me (several times, don't be too hard on your hubby). Sorry I can't remember the name brand.

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I am just surprised that YOU are cleaning it off!!!!
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Easy with the acids...they are the best thing for dissolving rust but they can also damage the color pigment in the gelcoat. Start out with acids that are just below a pH of 7 and then work your way down to a lower pH (more acidic).

Vinegar is a good place to start. Let it sit for an hour or so. Just don't start with the strongest acids first.

pH of Common Acids
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Naval Gelly works too.
Why would ya put gelly on ya Navel,"is that kinky?"Mudnut.
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I agree with Paul that Barkeepers Friend is one of the best (and CHEAPEST) all-purpose cleansers.
Barkeepers Friend (regular powder) & “FSR” Fiberglass Stain Remover both contain Oxalic Acid,
whereas
Barkeepers Friend “Lime & Rust Remover” contains Sulfamic Acid, and Hydroxyacetic & Citric Acids.

Fibreglass has “excellent” resistance to all the above acids.

Caution: Fibreglass has a “poor” to “limited” resistance to Phosphoric Acid (includes "Naval Jelly"), which is not really a rust “remover”, so much as a great rust “converter” (iron oxide to iron phosphate).
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Old 01-03-2008, 14:13   #13
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Thanks for all the input, this doesn't sound to be as bad as I thought.
I'll try Barkeepers Friend first since it is the easiest to get.
And my Hubby WILL be helping me with this.

Thanks again - Deb
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