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Re: bringing the shine back to winch ... NOT

Originally Posted by paul323 View Post
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!
DUDE I WAS JOKING! Perhaps my 1/2 British sense of humor was just a little too dry (or perhaps perfectly dry enough!).

Cast iron winches? Really? Besides, everybody knows that olive oil is a low-heat oil and would smoke and burn before properly seasoning a cast iron pot. That should have been your give away.

I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
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