Stainless stanchion cleaner? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 03-29-2010
albe1066's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
albe1066 is on a distinguished road
Thanks..

Done .. Sailingdog Thank you..

cheers
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-29-2010
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
Excellent... I'm ordering some more of your product this morning.
Quote:
Originally Posted by albe1066 View Post
Done .. Sailingdog Thank you..

cheers
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-29-2010
chef2sail's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 7,050
Thanks: 30
Thanked 57 Times in 53 Posts
Rep Power: 8
chef2sail will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail
Ordered two more quarts of this stuff. Have used it before with astonishing results. Was able to tell the admiral I spent all day working on the shine

Dave
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
___________________________
S/V Haleakala (Hawaiian for" House of the Sun")
C&C 35 MKIII Hull # 76
Parkville, Maryland
(photos by Joe McCary)
Charter member of the Chesapeake Lion posse

Our blog-
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


“Sailing is just the bottom line, like adding up the score in bridge. My real interest is in the tremendous game of life.”- Dennis Conner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-29-2010
tager's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 991
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tager is on a distinguished road
I have been told by a poster affiliated with spotless stainless that the active ingredient is citric acid.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-30-2010
Almost land locked sailor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Freshbreeze is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by tager View Post
I have been told by a poster affiliated with spotless stainless that the active ingredient is citric acid.
So i guess you could clean stainless with standard household products, or even citrus fruits as a buget alternative?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-30-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
saildog1 is on a distinguished road
So when you hose the Spotless cleaner off does it remove your wax?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-30-2010
albe1066's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
albe1066 is on a distinguished road
Spotless Stainless will not remove wax. If you have waxed your stainless steel this will prevent Spotless Stainless from reaching the surface to remove rust and free iron.

Spotless Stainless does contain Citric Acid, however there are other components in the solution that are involved in making it effective and delivering amazing results. It is the relationship of these components that makes Spotless Stainless the simplest most effective way to remove rust and free iron that we have found. We tried many different formulations before we got it right..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-30-2010
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 675
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 6
lancelot9898 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by albe1066 View Post
Spotless Stainless will not remove wax. If you have waxed your stainless steel this will prevent Spotless Stainless from reaching the surface to remove rust and free iron.
..
This may be a problem however the real problem for cleaning stanchions is the requirement for keeping it moist for 30 minutes in 70 degree heat. Other than those two problems it seems like a good product. I need to remove some rust on a stainless steel shaft that goes into the stuffing box and I suppose that I could soak a rag in the liquid and let it sit on top of the shaft for 30 minutes or so and then turn the shaft over and do the same thing on the other side??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 03-30-2010
albe1066's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
albe1066 is on a distinguished road
Keeping Spotless Stainless Moist

Keeping the solution moist if used in direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day may be a challenge. The product is formulated to minimize drying as much as possible. We were initially concerned drying may be an issue. Based on the feedback we have received from people who have used Spotless Stainless (many in South FL) keeping it moist has not been an issue. We avoid cleaning stainless in direct sun during the hottest part of the day (I want to be somewhere cool anyway).

When we clean our stainless we have a small container of spotless stainless in hand and walk around applying the product with a brush. If we see an area that looks like it may drying we lightly re-brush. It is a very simple process and takes very little time compared to methods that require rubbing, scrubbing or polishing. Effective rust removal and extended time between cleaning with minimal effort and mess were the drivers for us to find a simpler method to remove rust and protect our stainless steel - hence Spotless Stainless..

A funny quote from a user posted on the CSYForum "The best thing I like about it (Spotless Stainless) is,,,you can stand on the dock talking to your friends and drinking a cold one .....and one fellow says " hey I thought you were going to clean your SS today?" and you can reply..." I'm cleaning it as we speak!!!"....priceless ...."

Time is related to temperature. The warmer the better your results in less time. So it may not take 30 mins to get desired results. We use the statement up to 30 mins. All of this is discussed in our faq at FAQ - Spotless Stainless Removes Rust, Protects Stainless Steel . You can read about user experiences at Home - Spotless Stainless Removes Rust, Protects Stainless Steel

Lancelot Spotless Stainless should adhere to your shaft and stay moist without the need of a rag (if not used in direct sun during the hottest part of the day). It is formulated to adhere to vertical surfaces so it should stay on your shaft. The thickness basically provides a media for a suspension that is like placing your stainless in a bath. We use it on our stanchions both horizontal, vertical and the base on the deck - It works..

Last edited by albe1066; 03-30-2010 at 10:11 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 05-14-2010
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
MetalFinisher is on a distinguished road
You could electropolish them

If you feel like, or can remove the stanchions and electropolish them. This would have the added benefit of getting underneath the base (where we see rust all the time). All rust would be removed and the surface rendered fully passive. Whatever you do do NOT use steel wool on stainless. Small particles will embed in the surface and rust will spread to the s/s quickly. I will post a couple pictures showing before/after electropolishing of some 306 and 316 ss tubing.
__________________
Metal Finishing Shop Owner for 30+ years.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stainless Cleaner Flfishindude O'Day 3 05-22-2010 12:11 AM
BBQ implements - or - How I tested stainless steel at the hardware store Bene505 Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 5 03-01-2010 03:22 PM
Stainless 101 sailnaway Gear & Maintenance 2 01-28-2005 06:02 AM
Keel Bolt Concerns Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-12-2003 09:00 PM
stainless cleaner dvpamenter Gear & Maintenance 0 03-01-2001 02:37 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:12 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.