SeaKnots

Since we have been full time cruisers, the rust build up on our metals much more frequently. We have tried a few different products but nothing so far a very simple solution. What works for you?

Views: 54

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

They make a product for...go on line...also I heard Armour All
We use Flitz and elbow grease. A lot of our friends swear by Bartenders Friend....and of course elbow grease.

There's no free ride when it comes to rust.

Bill
s/v Veranda
Veranda422.blogspot.com
barkeepers friend and a toothbrush make for easy rust removal..best stuff on this earth for rust removal!!!!! nothing equal or better in my book--not even much elbow grease with barkeepers friend and toothbrush....is easy....
Should I try the powder or the liquid bartenders friend?
Thanks for your thoughts! Which Flitz product works best for you? I looked at their website and saw that they have sooo many!

http://www.flitz-polish.com/
There is something I ve used on land, but it seems to keep its effect even when it rains. Ive used two different things. "Rust Treatment" (applied every 20 minutes) and "Extend"(applied every 2 minutes). When their last coat is appled, the rust will appear black, then aplly another coat in 24 hrs. Either has never rerusted and makes for a paintable surface. They both neutralize the rust. Probably leaving it natural is what I would do for rusting ss.

Ive found Rust Treatment in Home depot(paint dept) and Extend in the some auto parts stores (by the under coatings and other rust stuff). It's great stuff for small projects and spots ye want to catch early as inside light bulb sockets where rust inhibits. Make sure ye knock off the heavy rust on bigger projects.

I still use it and I will make a note to a carry few cans aboard.........Thanks for bringin it up.

Extend also comes in a jelly like Naval Jelly, but those make fer really messy job.

WD-40 displaces water(as a preventative -best when used before the rust starts)

WARNING: Heed warnings when messin w/ aerisols.
Thanks!

I'll keep a lookout for it in the local stores here. I just wish there was a home depot somewhere in the Caribbean ;-)
i use the powder barkeepers friend and a toothbrush......is easy and works well.....
Ok, great.... I like easy...especially when it comes to this task! Thanks so much!
CRC Rust Inhibiter is great for prevention. Prism Polish is awesome polisher.
S
Just added this to my grocery list.
Is how Rust Treatment and Extend works,,,but I like this idea for bein able to walkin away and tendin to other things -sailin.



Cheers!

RSS

Latest Activity

Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
Jan 6
Kerim N joined CAN DRAC's group
Thumbnail

Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
Jan 6
Kerim N is now a member of SeaKnots
Jan 5
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike, good advice which I will follow."
Dec 23, 2021
Mike Brown replied to Larry Witty's discussion B43 Windlass Drainage in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Dec 23, 2021
Larry Witty added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Thumbnail

B43 Windlass Drainage

Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year.  The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More
Dec 23, 2021
James Taylor replied to Robert & Sandy's discussion DOLPHN 40 AMP BATTERY CHARGER in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Happy Holidays to you and yours. Happy to hear its working properly."
Dec 17, 2021
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2022   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service