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Re: Frozen/Stuck aluminum blocks for jibsheets
I've had moderate luck soaking aluminum/SS parts on Marvel Mystery Oil for a couple of weeks, but all my normal go-to decorrosion products won't touch that combo. Freshwater will help dissolve the salt, but heat is the only sure method w/o risking damage to it unless it has plastic bearings.
Whatever you try, add lots of patience because if you don't want to damage it, tiny steps are best.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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