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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Good discussion. I don't mean to hijack but just wondering what do people find helpul when there is a little light rust?
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Good discussion. I don't mean to hijack but just wondering what do people find helpul when there is a little light rust?
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We have become fans of Spotless Stainless. Though quite dear, it does do as advertised.
Another vote for Spotless Stainless. This stuff is amazing.


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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Prism polish works well too
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I've had good luck with Flitz.
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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Spotless Stainless when there is outright corrosion, especially in tight spaces.

It works incredibly well, but I find it tough to use. It needs to stay wet for 30 - 60 mins, which is very hard to do in the sunlight, let alone the tropics. I then worry about what else it is going to get on, if I apply it to installed hardware.

If you can take the piece off and treat it in a workshop, the stuff is a miracle at removing corrosion. It does not necessarily polish.


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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.

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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

I believe Spotless Stainless claims to re-passivate the metal.


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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Another vote for Spotless Stainless. I might try the tip re plastic bags because keeping it wet takes a lot of effort. They used to say spray it with water, now they say keep applying. How does plastic bags keep it wet? Does it stop evaporation because the sun still gets at it. If it's only an evaporation problem I might try saran wrap.

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Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

you can get into the cracks and welds where the rust tends to be







Bad work habits and most likely not 316 filler rod pretty hard if not imposable to fix

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