Boating How-To’s - Anyone applied clearcoat to stainless ?
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08-08-2012, 09:35 AM
Just got a set of pristine Morse handles for throttle and gear. Old handles have pitted over the years and would like to coat the new ones before attaching them. Would Awlgrip/similar clearcoat work ? How to prep. it ? Any suggestions appreciated.
08-08-2012, 09:42 AM
I'd think wiping them down every time you wash the boat (or even less than that) with a good stainless cleaner/ protectant will go a lot farther than a clear coat.
08-08-2012, 03:53 PM
Odds are that the old pitted handles are not stainless or else they wouldnt have pitted! They were most likely chrome plated zinc... You can try to keep them coated with a thin coat of anti-corrosion like corrosion-x, or you can buy the replacement handles in stainless steel...
08-09-2012, 08:48 AM
whaler117 is right on the money with that advice. Stainless, depending on alloy may stain or rust but pitting probably not. If you can, buy the stainless replacements and keep em protected. Good Luck
08-09-2012, 03:17 PM
Any clear coat will yellow , or fade with time ,I would think.. Keep it clean and it will last a life time.