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captbobb posted 03-17-2002 04:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for captbobb   Send Email to captbobb  
The good news is I pulled back the canvas today and found the socket wrench that was missing from my box.
The bad news is that I have a major rust stain on the floor where the wrench sat all winter.

The rust stain is not comming off easy... Anybody adviseon a product to help out.

Thanks

Buffalo posted 03-17-2002 06:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buffalo  Send Email to Buffalo     
I let Bar Keepers Friend soak in for 5 min. It worked well. I have purchased some CLR but have not tried it on the boat. It worked well on stainless steel. Buf.
kingfish posted 03-17-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Anything with oxalic acid-

kingfish

Bigshot posted 03-18-2002 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Muriatic acid works good too but highly caustic.
EddieS posted 03-19-2002 01:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     
Try using a rag soaked in hydrogen peroxide! You cover the stain with rag dampened with the hydrogen peroxide and leave it for a few hours.

I read this about this method from the manuafacturer of fiberglass showers. I would try this before using the acids.

Ed

Tom W Clark posted 03-19-2002 01:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Oxalic acid seems to be the most effective. Get in the form of Bar Keepers Friend and put a bunch of this powder on the pre-moistened spot thus making a paste. Let it sit overnight.

I have tried muriatic acid also but it doesn't seem nearly as effective.

I have not tried a hydrogen peroxide soaked rag but I think I'll do a little experiment on CSW with it...

tabasco posted 03-19-2002 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Lysoil toilet bowl cleaner..........really works and it's cheap
vdbgroup posted 03-21-2002 12:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for vdbgroup  Send Email to vdbgroup     
FSR "FIBERGLASS STAIN REMOVER" WEST MARINE $8.00
ratherwhalering posted 03-21-2002 02:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
The only bad part about FSR is that it makes a clean spot. I ended up diluting it and doing the entire boat. Big thumbs up, and only takes 3-5 minutes.
Clark Roberts posted 03-21-2002 06:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
"Sno-Bowl" a toilet cleaner

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