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Old 13-06-2016, 11:11   #16
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Re: Polishing stainless steel

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When our boat was in the Tropics, we treated the weldments with Ospho and the West Marine equivalent which neutralized the rust. No polish we used could ever prevent the rust from returning. Good luck and safe sailing.
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I am seriously thinking of putting clear lacquer over the most affected areas. Its insane how much rust forms and then bleeds down the side of the boat. I though people were full of crap when they talked about how more corrosive the water is down here. Nope, they were right and I was wrong...
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I am seriously thinking of putting clear lacquer over the most affected areas. Its insane how much rust forms and then bleeds down the side of the boat. I though people were full of crap when they talked about how more corrosive the water is down here. Nope, they were right and I was wrong...
It is amazing. Fresh water rinsing helps if you have a water maker. If you let the salt sit on the boat it accelerates the rust badly. Also if you go at the cleanup often, getting the light streaks off early. That's why I like Soft Scrub or Finnesse it. Waiting for a few minutes for someone? Just take the rag and the bottle and clean a couple stancions.
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Old 13-06-2016, 17:15   #18
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I am seriously thinking of putting clear lacquer over the most affected areas. Its insane how much rust forms and then bleeds down the side of the boat. I though people were full of crap when they talked about how more corrosive the water is down here. Nope, they were right and I was wrong...
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The lacquer will never adhere properly due to UV, moisture and salt air. Rinse your stainless as much as possible as Cheech said, keep the stainless polished and treat weldments/scratches with Ospho. We also would wipe our boat's stainless after every rain or in the morning when freshwater dew settles on the boat. The farther South you travel. the greater the salinity. Good luck and safe sailing. P.S. I thoroughly enjoyed the outstanding duck and goose hunting in the Peace River area of your beautiful province.
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Re: Polishing stainless steel

I'm with practical sailor and use magic cloths. Buy them on ebay cheap. rust comes right off and one cloth goes a long way. I wax the stainless afterward. To those using any acid product, make sure you neutralize with some baking soda or something after using or your stainless will pay the price.
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Another vote for magic cloth. Works extremely well.


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