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mregan

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Cleaning Stainless
« on: June 28, 2016, 09:10:10 AM »

What does everyone use to clean their stainless.  Have some areas that have some light rust spots, other areas I just want to polish the stainless. 
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 09:30:00 AM »

Spotless Stainless has gotten very good reviews.  I've used various ss cleaners over the years, never tat though, YET!  Some of the older ones worked better than others.  I recently found some way old ss cleaner and used it.  It's soooo old they probably don't make it anymore!   :D  Sometimes I used Never Dull which is good for getting rid of rust, followed by Collinite #85 wax or even Prism, which is a great wax especially for the metal holding up the compass.  Never Dull is always good to have on the boat.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 12:28:43 PM »

Hi,

I've also used neverdull with good result.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 02:39:15 PM »

Mre : Grocery store "Bar Keepers Friend" contains oxcylic acid which really cleans up rust spots on stainless.

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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 04:55:22 PM »

I start with Prism Polish, then follow with Starbrite Stainless Polish & Wax.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 05:05:30 PM »

Spotless Stainless.  Brush on, wait, rinse off.  Doesn't get much easier.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 07:04:11 PM »

A second for Prism Polish. It also does a great job on fiberglass and most any metals.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016, 03:12:23 AM »

I want to chime in with Ron.  Bar Keepers Friend is a good product.  Don't let the powder (Ajax looking) fool you.  It's less abrasive than Soft Scrub.  Some power boaters in my club that take very good care of there boats use it on the non-skid decks and it looks good.  I don't need to polish stainless, Lake Erie is salt free.  I do use it on my life lines and would use it most anywhere.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2016, 07:06:59 AM »

+1 for Bar Keepers Friend for stainless and lifelines.  Generally, don't need a polish (abrasive) to clean stainless unless it's very bad, or wax for protection (chromium oxide layer does that).  Haven't tried Spotless Stainless, but it looks interesting for cleaning and passivating.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2016, 02:19:34 PM »

I use Miracle Cloth which I believe got the highest rating from Practical Sailor some years back.  Available on Amazon, Ebay, works great and very easy to use.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2016, 12:26:35 PM »

Picked up a bottle of the starbrite stainless. Works really well. Polished and took off the minor rust stains. Thanks for the tip.
Forgot about the miracle cloth. Had one on my c-30. That used to work really well also.
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2016, 05:47:16 AM »

Hi,

I am firmly in the Bar Keeper's Friend camp.  However, I add a second step to make the cleaning last longer.  I coat the finished stainless with Rain-X liquid.

Cheers,

Bob
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Re: Cleaning Stainless
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2016, 08:12:16 PM »

Used Brite Boy this weekend. Very happy with it. Finished it off with some wax.
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