Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cleaning rust stains


 

To add a few things that I have learned.

The VERY IMPORTANT thing about using acid is it will remove the chrome from chrome plated bronze turnbuckles and winches. If left on Stainless Steel it will etch it making it look cloudy. When using acid rinse it with volumes of fresh water.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
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Galveston Island, TX 77550

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On Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 1:29 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Agree with Craig on the GOOF ( or is it Goop Off? ) OFF product. In North America, there  also a laundry product for removing rust from clothes and toilet bowls and such called WHINK. It is a dilute solution of hydrofluoric acid, comes in a dark brown plastic bottle and is usually found in the laundry isle in supermarkets. WEAR GLOVES!!!!

DO NOT get any of this stuff, or any hydrofluoric product on your fingernails. At first you will feel nothing, by the time in tingles, your fingernails will be well on the way to melting. I am not being silly, I have seen this happen twice and the pain is described as being almost intolerable. Heavy duty industrial strength gloves, not latex exam gloves. Whink says not to use it on stainless. My experience leads me to sayl that it works fine on bright/polished stainless but leaves an etching on textured stainless such as a wash basin and the like.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2018 10:21 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cleaning rust stains

 

 

Right, John, those tiny rust dots are a real pain.  I've always tackled them with Muriatic acid (aka hydrochloric, aka concrete cleaner, etc..) which works very well. Recently I came across a "Goof Off" brand rust remover that's 1% hydroflouric acid and 10% oxalyic acid. Just put it on (brush, pour, rag, whatever) and in about 5 minutes the rust is gone - no scrubbing.  Rinse and the acid neutralizes instantly. Also works great on any other areas with rust stain. Seemed to be more effective and faster than the hydrochloric.

Cheers, Craig SN#68

 

---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, <john.biohead@...> wrote :

Welcome to the group, and a word about changing brushes on the furling drives; on my SM the brushes have a ferric componant as eell as carbon.  After working on them clean tje deck ...and all topside well lest you will be cleaning tiny rust marks for a month...ask me how I know this....

 

Regards,  John

 

John Clark

SV Annie SM 37

Emerald Bay Exuma.

 

On Tue, Apr 3, 2018, 12:02 PM cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...> wrote:

Great, thanks! Exactly what I was looking for.

 


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