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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?
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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