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02-16-2014 11:03 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

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Originally Posted by dvuyxx View Post
...... keep off your painted surfaces.
Pretty hard to do for anyone with painted topsides.
02-16-2014 09:06 AM
dvuyxx
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

I've had good results from Spotless Stainless. Be sure to rinse well and keep off your painted surfaces.
02-16-2014 09:01 AM
tommays
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

you can get into the cracks and welds where the rust tends to be







Bad work habits and most likely not 316 filler rod pretty hard if not imposable to fix
02-16-2014 08:45 AM
Vasco
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Another vote for Spotless Stainless. I might try the tip re plastic bags because keeping it wet takes a lot of effort. They used to say spray it with water, now they say keep applying. How does plastic bags keep it wet? Does it stop evaporation because the sun still gets at it. If it's only an evaporation problem I might try saran wrap.
02-16-2014 07:01 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

I believe Spotless Stainless claims to re-passivate the metal.
02-16-2014 06:45 AM
killarney_sailor
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Cleaning is not the problem. The stuff we are using now, Autosol, works very well when applied with a tooth brush, which is good because you can get into the cracks and welds where the rust tends to be. Perhaps what I need to be thinking about is re-passivating the steel rather than polishing it to protect it. We have a neat looking stainless piece that covers the entire bow at deck level and I know exactly where the rust will appear in it. I think the store sold something that claimed to do passivating.
02-16-2014 05:48 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Spotless Stainless when there is outright corrosion, especially in tight spaces.

It works incredibly well, but I find it tough to use. It needs to stay wet for 30 - 60 mins, which is very hard to do in the sunlight, let alone the tropics. I then worry about what else it is going to get on, if I apply it to installed hardware.

If you can take the piece off and treat it in a workshop, the stuff is a miracle at removing corrosion. It does not necessarily polish.
02-16-2014 12:16 AM
IStream
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

I've had good luck with Flitz.
02-15-2014 10:07 PM
xort
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Prism polish works well too
02-15-2014 08:44 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Stainless polish for use in the sun

Quote:
Originally Posted by capta View Post
We have become fans of Spotless Stainless. Though quite dear, it does do as advertised.
Another vote for Spotless Stainless. This stuff is amazing.
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