Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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Re: Chainplates- are these still o.k.?
Anytime you use steel wool on a a boat you are adding small bits of steel to the chainplate or whatever you are polishing. If done on the boat the deck as well. These will rust very quickly leaving spots everywhere. Bronze wool is used sometimes and for polishing stainless there are varying grades of Scotchbrite available, to be done by hand or as pads for an angle grinder.
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