Stainless rigging polishing

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dieseldog863
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Stainless rigging polishing

Post by dieseldog863 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:10 pm

I’m looking for a good place to polish my stainless rigging, I’m located about an hour south of Lakeland. I attempted to do it today, it was more work than I was looking for and didn’t turn out the way I hoped. I just don’t have the tie or patience. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by Prototype » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:17 pm

dieseldog863 wrote:I’m looking for a good place to polish my stainless rigging, I’m located about an hour south of Lakeland. I attempted to do it today, it was more work than I was looking for and didn’t turn out the way I hoped. I just don’t have the tie or patience. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Some issues with heat sink paste or pickeling paste that could drive polishing to four digits? A lot of repair and even new work does not include this unless specified.
Cheaper to powder coat it!

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by barhopper » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 pm

Cheaper to powder coat it!
True words!

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by One Eyed Gator » Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:49 pm

I run my boat in the saltwater most of the time. I went with 304 SS and I polish it with a softscrub pad, lol. For the 1st few years I kept it polished both hull and rigging.

Not so much now, I send to much time in the salt. I do keep it very clean but the whole polishing thing is way to much work.

Powder coat scratches and peels.

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by fireguy23 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:30 am

Pledge furniture polish works really well. It's even recommended for stainless steel on the can.

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by braulio » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:18 pm

I have cheated in the past and brought my aluminum airboat with stainless rigging to the local truck stop and they acid wash it. Shines brightly afterwards but you can only spray around the cage where the wash won’t hit the engine. I don’t know if others will object to this approach but just sharing what I’ve done.
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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by Prototype » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm

Ouch!

Acid wash goes somewhere? Possible closest drain or canal.
Probably the making of super soap in the 70"s that took finishes to paint booth.
Shit that peels skin for bright stainless after the fact is not so great.

Of course the op said that from start, Polishing is too tough, any cheap answers?

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by daxxe » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:31 am

Only if the powder coat would lasts.

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Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Post by Seadrift » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:55 pm

FYI Take it easy on those chloride cleaners, it is detrimental to stainless, it can causes chloride cracking issues
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