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Stainless stanchion cleaner?

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I recently purchased a Coronado 27 that has spent a number of years being neglected in the warm California sun. One (of the many) things it needs is a good cleaning of the stanchions. I searched the site and found a post from a couple years back about "Spotless Stainless" for cleaning what else? Stainless! I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with this stuff or any other suggestions.

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I would use citric acid. Should be available as a food additive or laboratory chemical.
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A follow-up to this is what would you use to delay pitting and rusting in the future? Metal polish? Some sort of wax? Thanks
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I've seen some nice results from Mothers Billet Metal polish. I can't post links yet because I just joined to answer your question but following are the addresses for some examples and also for the product page.
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I would recommend using this stuff:

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You want the Miracle Cloth, they are awesome and rated tops by Practical Sailor...

West Marine: All-Purpose Polishing Cloth Product Display
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Protects and cleans, polishes and removes rust from aluminum, stainless steel, brass, fishing gear, outboard engines, fiberglass and just about everything else. Outlasts a half gallon of regular metal or furniture polish without leaving a pasty residue. Won't take up space like liquids and pastes. Dry surfaces only."

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"The Miracle Cloth is the hands-down winner. It works. It’s fast. It’s not messy. It can be used multiple times."



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What SailingDog says. I like this stuff too.
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Spotless Stainless

Hi,

Spotless Stainless is not a polish and will not harm Stainless Steel. It removes rust and free iron that causes rust and enables a rich chromium oxide layer that protects Stainless Steel. There are posts on Sailnet (and other forums) from boat owners who have used Spotless Stainless with great results. Spotless Stainless was launched late 2009 after working for a few years with different methods to remove rust and protect Stainless Steel on our sailboats. You can find us at Home - Spotless Stainless Removes Rust, Protects Stainless Steel.

No rubbing, No Scrubbing, No Polishing..

Examples before and after using Spotless Stainless.




If you search sailnet for "Spotless Stainless" you will see reviews.

I am affiliated with spotless stainless.

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Just ordered a small container of Spotless Stainless" and I have a few Miracle Cloths, I'll be sure to post my results ASAP

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Hi,

Spotless Stainless is not a polish and will not harm Stainless Steel. It removes rust and free iron that causes rust and enables a rich chromium oxide layer that protects Stainless Steel. There are posts on Sailnet (and other forums) from boat owners who have used Spotless Stainless with great results. Spotless Stainless was launched late 2009 after working for a few years with different methods to remove rust and protect Stainless Steel on our sailboats. You can find us at Home - Spotless Stainless Removes Rust, Protects Stainless Steel.

No rubbing, No Scrubbing, No Polishing..

Examples before and after using Spotless Stainless.




If you search sailnet for "Spotless Stainless" you will see reviews.

I am affiliated with spotless stainless.

cheers
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