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post #1 of Old 07-30-2007 Thread Starter
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My stainless sucks.

I own an asian-built boat with stainless of dubious quality. I find it impossible to keep the stainless steel rust-free, even in brackish environments. All of the winches, turnbuckles, cleats, etc, form surface rust quite easily. The rust will wipe off, and the part will polish up quite nicely again-- but this is becoming bothersome. In a salt-water environment, forget about it... everything rusts over the first day.

I have tried repassivating and polishing the parts. I've tried every paste, wax, acid bath, cleaner, polish, etc. to improve the situation. This has worked to some degree. I have some other non-original parts on the boat that don't form ANY rust under ANY conditions.

My question is this: Is there a way to have these problem parts plated with some metallic coating? Does anyone know of a company that does this? I would like to ship them the parts, have them "fix" the parts, and then return them to me.
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