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Old 12-14-2009
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Stainless Cleaner

As you can see from my previous posts I have been searching for a way to clean up our 25 year old stainless. I have found it!!! In the last couple of months, I have tried all kinds of stainless cleaners and polishes. The best thing I had found was a buffing wheel and polish. The pieces that I have done look great but takes hours and require taking apart and cleaning and then reassembly. I was searching sailnet a couple of weeks ago and found a post on SPOTLESS STAINLESS. I purchased some but had to wait a couple of weeks for temp to get above 70 ( recommended working temp ). Yesterday was the day. It was 72 and foggy, perfect for this type of product. To my TOTAL amazement this product works just like it says it does. Our stainless looked bad.... lots of stains and rust, it looks amazing. Now the good part... you put it one with a brush, wait 15 minutes, put on another coat, wait 15 minutes and hose off. I used the large bottle and did 75% of the stainless on the boat. If you are doing a 30 foot plus boat order 2. We are NOT affiliated with this company in any way. Just a thrilled customer. You will be amazed!!!
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Fishindude,

Thanks for the information! I have an O'Day 30 and need to clean as you do. I have been laboriously removing each part and trying eveything I had in the garage.

Question for all: The topsides need painted and I want to make the correct choice of paint or gelcoat. I have been told spraying on gelcoat is cheaper and will last longer as opposed to painting with polyurethane. Any advice?
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Anyone have any thoughts on what the SPOTLESS STAINLESS might do to my freshly waxed gelcoat? I've been following MaineSail's excellent instructions, and I'd hate to mess up all that beauty...
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Red face Gelcoat, Rusty...

look up about the matierial, but yes gelcoat lasts, but is much trickier to put on.
also, slightly more dangerous AFAIK; please be careful, read the directions, yadda yadda, etc.
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