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Old 15-02-2016, 22:42   #1
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Hi all, I am looking for some effective way of polishing S/S deck fittings in place. Thanks
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Old 15-02-2016, 23:43   #2
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mix a cheap car polish with "Vim" household scrubbing powder.


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Re: S/S Hardwhare

It depends on what you mean by polishing, as in, do you want them to be mirror finished, or something less than that? And also, what level of finish you're starting at makes a huge difference.
As, for example, for lifeline stanchions, unless they're horrid, Flitz Metal Polish will bring them back to mirror bright pretty easily. But if you're talking about serious corrosion, or parts which were never shined up at all after they were fabricated, then that's a whole different task & "set of tools".
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, kgb.
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It depends on what you mean by polishing, as in, do you want them to be mirror finished, or something less than that? And also, what level of finish you're starting at makes a huge difference.
As, for example, for lifeline stanchions, unless they're horrid, Flitz Metal Polish will bring them back to mirror bright pretty easily. But if you're talking about serious corrosion, or parts which were never shined up at all after they were fabricated, then that's a whole different task & "set of tools".
Yep, Flitz will do the job. If you have rust in places you can't polish (like the heads of Phillips screws), Spotless Stainless works well. It's more of a rust remover than a polish but it works.
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Depends on the original finish as posted above.
If it was never "finished" no polish will really do it, need to start with wet dry paper working up through the grades until you get to the point of compounding.
By polishing you are attempting to remove the scratches and surface imperfections, only way to do this is by removing material, the rougher the original finish the coarser tha paper you need to start with.
Flitz is a good product but can't work wonders if the original finish wasn't polished.
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