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chorescanwait posted 05-12-2003 11:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for chorescanwait   Send Email to chorescanwait  
Need help getting some small rust stains (from using steel wool) off the deck.
Royce posted 05-13-2003 12:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
You can try a commercial hull cleaner or go to the hardware store and buy oxalic acid. It generally comes in crystalline form.. Mix a little with talcum powder and water to make a poltice and apply to the rust stains. Magic!Your rust will be gone.
Royce
Clark Roberts posted 05-13-2003 08:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Try some "Sno-Bowl" toilet cleaner (HydroChloric Acid) ... be sure to flush completely with fresh water after use!
prm1177 posted 05-13-2003 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Some on the forum also recommend Barkeepers Friend (oxalyc acid). Works wonders. Also for organic stains mix Oxyclean along with your boat soap. Makes the deck sparkle and does wonders on dirty fenders.
wayne baker posted 05-13-2003 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
Go to Wal-Mart, look around the silver cleaners and stuff, you will find rust stain remover.

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