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Tiny rust spots from nearby grinders

Wait until the coating cures a bit, then wash/soak with a diluted mixture of oxalic acid. You can obtain oxalic acid crystals in a hardware or paint store. Oxalic is also found in many abrasive scouring cleansers (dont rub!) : Bartenders Friend, Zud, and many "teak brighteners'', etc. Oxalic wont harm Awlgrip, gelcoat, etc.

Caution: wear gloves and goggles as oxalic will rapidly absorb through your skin and harm your kidneys.
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