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post #17 of Old 02-16-2014 Thread Starter
killarney_sailor
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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Cleaning is not the problem. The stuff we are using now, Autosol, works very well when applied with a tooth brush, which is good because you can get into the cracks and welds where the rust tends to be. Perhaps what I need to be thinking about is re-passivating the steel rather than polishing it to protect it. We have a neat looking stainless piece that covers the entire bow at deck level and I know exactly where the rust will appear in it. I think the store sold something that claimed to do passivating.

Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).
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