Serious rust stain

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by nightfly, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. nightfly

    nightfly I Love microskiff.com!

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    I picked up a gheenoe that has a big rust stain on the front bench. I used star-brite on it and lightened it a tad and got rid of the rust everywhere else. I'm wondering what would get rid of it or would I have to paint over it. I've heard of a few other things like bar keepers friend and toilet bowl cleaner. But I've been using star-brite for several years and it has worked on all my rust stains except this one. I'm figuring those others won't do any better. What should I do?
     
  2. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Honestly, I would pick up a quart of Rust Oleum semi gloss white marine paint and a can of webbing spray from the crafts store and go to town. That is given you want it done for around $20. You can go with the good stuff like Awl grip if you wish but for the inside, Rust Oleum will hold up for a few seasons and can be easily touched up and re-webbed as needed. Just make sure you lay down thin coats and allow a day of dry time in between. On your final coat, spray the webbing while the finish coat is still tacky. I used a similar type paint and once it cured after several days it was hard as nails.
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  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Oxalic acid will remove rust. It is found in sno-sowl and bar keepers. Don't cross them off your list before you try them.
     
  4. nightfly

    nightfly I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks fellas. If the other stuff don't work I will paint over it
     
  5. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Muriatic acid mixed 50 50 with water.
    Or on/off at westmarine. Which is the same thing just 14 $ a quart. But it works veryyyyy well
     
  6. Dadvocate

    Dadvocate If it ain't broke tweak it a little....

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    Agree with Cut Runner on the Muriatic acid 50/50. Probably need to wax or seal after stain is removed. Good luck.
     
  7. fishthis10

    fishthis10 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have used muriatic acid as well and it works.
     
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