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jimrafford 04-30-2013 08:14 PM

hardware corrosion
 
I remember reading a post a while back about cleaning up chrome hardware. Not having much luck w/ a search. Anyone remember.
JIm

jimgo 04-30-2013 11:05 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
Chrome or stainless?

MarkSF 04-30-2013 11:33 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
I've just been using this stuff called Seapower Metal Polish. Seems to work really well.

mikel1 04-30-2013 11:41 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
People swear by" Spotless Stainless" haven't tried it myself yet . . .

Racecase 04-30-2013 11:50 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
Definitely depends on what the material is. Chrome plated bronze, stainless, and polished aluminum have different modes of corrosion but look similar.

jimrafford 05-01-2013 08:14 AM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
chrome plated bronze. There was a post a while back that dipped the parts in a solution.
Jim

Dave Altgelt 05-01-2013 10:52 AM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
Chrome is an element. If you find any mechanical abrasions or a poor plating process that produced fractures and flaking, re-chrome. Use a plater that understands the materials involved.

jimgo 05-01-2013 12:08 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
Was this perhaps the thread?
http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...hing-fast.html

jimrafford 05-01-2013 08:29 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
no winner yet.
Jim

Minnewaska 05-01-2013 09:10 PM

Re: hardware corrosion
 
How bad is it? I use Nev-r-dull for general metal polishing. Nothing is going to take pitting out, however.


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