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Old 03-28-2012
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Re: Cleaning Metal and Stainless Anything fast?

I use AutoSol - it's a cream and it works very well - lots of stuff can be done simply by wiping it on and leaving it, even overnight. Then come back & buff. Sometimes you have to put some effort into the polishing.

Whenever I can - that tillerhead for example, I remove anything that blocks easy access - removing the tiller and bolts would make that job MUCH easier.

I spent a couple of hundred to get a proper long shaft polisher - effectively a bench grinder with extra longs shafts and big buffing wheels. It works like magic for polishing metal but the pieces have to be removed from the boat. Anyone restoring a boat would be well advised to get one - it gets used as much as any power tool I have except maybe my drills. That tillerhead would take about 5 minutes to be smoothed out, shiny and like new.

I think you can get very cheap ones from Harbour Freight in the States.
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