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Aluminium Oxide stains

I've got staining on my deck from rainwater running off the mast. I suppose it's aluminium oxide. Anyone got any advice on how to remove it? My pressure spray doesn't touch it.
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Aluminum oxide shouldn't stain your deck IMHO. Can you post a photo of the staining? Have you tried using FSR or something similar?
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Here are a couple of photos. What ever it is, it runs off the mast, across the cabin deck, down the cabin side, gets collected by the jib sheet rail and then across the side deck.





Any ideas welcome as to what would remove it.
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No chemists out there?

Well my theory is that it's all the fault of acid rain - remember that stuff that was going to end the world before global warming. The acid rain is slowly dissolving my mast and leaving a trail of something over my deck.
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"The acid rain is slowly dissolving my mast"

Good reason for carbon fiber Have you tried "On & Off" to remove the stain, available at West Marine
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Have you tried "On & Off" to remove the stain, available at West Marine
I've got the Starbrite equivalent, it works with Algea and stuff, I will try it on this.
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