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BMARSH posted 04-08-2003 04:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for BMARSH   Send Email to BMARSH  
what is best way to clean and polish rails
Bigshot posted 04-09-2003 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I use muriatic acid to clean the rusty bases, then neverdull the rest.
newt posted 04-09-2003 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
You can also go after them with heavy duty rubbing compound before you use a metal compound.
Bigshot posted 04-09-2003 02:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Hell I've wetsanded mine with 1000 grit then polish but don't want people bitchin they scratched the snot out of their new railings:)
Taylor posted 04-09-2003 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I like Flitz.
newt posted 04-10-2003 07:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
My problem is keeping them clean. After compound, then flitz or mother's the rails look great, but after one trip into the salt, they are all splotchy again. I even tried waxing the rails after the metal polish with no luck.

Anyone have a secret to share?

Whalerdan posted 04-10-2003 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
After you get them clean make sure you rinse the saltwater off them when you're done. Then dry them off with a towel. It doesn't take long and they stay looking good longer.
Baseline posted 04-11-2003 04:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Baseline  Send Email to Baseline     

I like to do thing once if at all possible. Polishing and repolishing gets old. Waxes do not you know.

Once you get the rails clean and polished, Glisten PC Clearcoat will keep them like new, for years. Make sure you use Marine Clean before clear coating to remove any residue from the polishes.

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