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Had a stainless steel cross member welded to the stern pulpit which resulted in bluing.

Is there a goto product for removing bluing?
 

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Stainless finishing after welding

when I had parts done for me in stainless for my motorcycles or even on the boat usually I just let it be...however on pipes and headers I polished them up with a metal polishing paste

usually that does it...however its not really a bother, more important is if the welds were done well and the stainless was the same type...cracking and low penetration happens a lot when a new piece is added to old hardware...
 

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Typically the process after welding is flat grinding, flat sanding with successive finer and finer grits, then polishing with 'white metal' buffing compounds (clays containing diatomaceous earth - "Tripoli") to a mirror finish using high speed fabric buffing wheels, .... then if better corrosion resistance is desired electropolishing.
 

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I just had a new bow pulpit installed.

PRISM is a great product for total cleanup. Comes in a small plastic jar, like cold cream. A little goes a long way. Cost about $13.
 

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Don't be tempted to miss out a single grit step though, you'll be sorry.

I recently wet sanded an entire car, with 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000 grit , then machine buffed with the Turtle Wax buffing compound, then with polish, then wax. Well, it looks good now. Wasn't much fun at the time.
 
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