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Stain on stainless steel


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In my wisdom of removing the hard water scales off the hull....I left the acid covered rag sitting on the power wedge bracket. Now I have an ugly stain on the steel. Which product will remove this? Or is this another one of those sh#**y lessons learned. Thanks crew.

Dave

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For our stainless steel sink at our cottage, which gets covered with water spots from our well water, I've yet to find a cleaner that will do anything to the stains. I end up scrubbing with the blue scrubby side of a 3M dish sponge. I'm probably buffing it more than cleaning it though. I don't know the finish on a PW bracket looks like so you might run the risk of fine scratches.

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Probably gonna be a s***ty lesson learned. But you could try a steel wool SOS pad and then buff with some finer steel wool but you'll probably still end up with fine scratches. What's the lesser of 2 evils, that's your call.

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The acid etches the metal, not coming off.

You can clean hard water deposits off of stainless with acid, just don't let it sit for more than a minute or two. You can use something as strong as a bowl acid if you have build up, just apply scrub and rinse thoroughly, repeat if necessary, repeat rather than letting the acid sit longer.

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In my wisdom of removing the hard water scales off the hull....I left the acid covered rag sitting on the power wedge bracket. Now I have an ugly stain on the steel. Which product will remove this? Or is this another one of those sh#**y lessons learned. Thanks crew.

Dave

If it is just a stain, I would think you will be able to polish it out. This may involve using some 1000+ grit wet sand paper, then a good buffing with polishing compound. Try to contact a metal plating and ploising shop around you home, they may also be able to offer suggestions. Good luck.

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Maybe try some of the products used for stainless steel appliances. I know its a long shot but you never know.

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In my wisdom of removing the hard water scales off the hull....I left the acid covered rag sitting on the power wedge bracket. Now I have an ugly stain on the steel. Which product will remove this? Or is this another one of those sh#**y lessons learned. Thanks crew.

Dave

If it is just a stain, I would think you will be able to polish it out. This may involve using some 1000+ grit wet sand paper, then a good buffing with polishing compound. Try to contact a metal plating and ploising shop around you home, they may also be able to offer suggestions. Good luck.

Plus1.gif If you remove just a bit of metal you should be good to go and the stain will come off with it. I would try a buffing wheel with some polishing compound or 1000/1500 grit paper. Never-Dull would put a real nice shine to that wedge and bracket. Thumbup.gif

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