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Old 24-09-2014, 06:37   #1
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Rust Spot on Nonskid

Hello all,

I've found one or two tiny rust spots on the non skid and they don't seem to want to clean off.
Any ideas how to remove them?

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Old 24-09-2014, 06:40   #2
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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

Have you tried toilet bowl cleaner?

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Old 24-09-2014, 06:44   #3
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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

It's the acid wash in the toilet bowl cleaner that removes the rust stain. The cleanser, Barkeepers Friend, will also do well. Oxalic acid is suitable. The boat cleaner "On Off" does well, but it is expensive. Vinegar has the weaker acetic acid, but with enough time and reapplication it will work too.
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Old 24-09-2014, 07:28   #4
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Thanks all.I'll give those a try.
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Old 24-09-2014, 09:53   #5
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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

Yup! Barkeepers Friend should be in everyone's tool kit! It's great for removing rust and other deposits.
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try CLR or slimy grimy
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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

Although expensive the On and Off is worth it, you will use it for other stains later, it's not money wasted.
Just don't get the stuff on your skin, treat it like paint stripper
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Try Whink. It works great on rust stains. I use it with a magic eraser sponge.
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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

Spotless Stainless worked great for me. Had rusty chain leave extensive rust spots on my nonskid near the windlass. Completely cleared it up, no scrubbing just brush it on and let sit 30 minutes and rinse.


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Re: Rust Spot on Nonskid

The active ingredient in most of the rust removers is oxalic acid. If you expect to do a lot of rust removal or bleaching like having external chainplates, a rusty chain on deck, or a lot of external teak, might check into buying a bag of Oxalic Chrystals from a chemical supplier. You could go in with several other boats and have enough to last a lifetime.
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