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Re: bringing the shine back to winch ... NOT
I have older bronze winches where the chrome has partially fallen off, and they look nothing like the one in the picture! Bronze does not normally corrode to black with rust spots. Green-brown, yeah. But black with rust? I thought anodised aluminium, but the chrome remnants indicate otherwise, and again the color does not indicate aluminium oxide.
My vote is for cast iron - which I did not know was used until MedSailor pointed it out but makes perfect sense. If so, just oil, them, as the man says. I'll be interested to see what a buffer brings out!
Last edited by paul323; 09-27-2012 at 12:32 PM.