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New boat, SS hinges rust spots and green oxidation

Old 06-11-2019, 02:13 PM
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Default New boat, SS hinges rust spots and green oxidation

I have had my new boat for a month or two.
Noticed some of the SS hardware is allready rusting, just small spots at this point, and also some green oxidation. What should I be doing to protect the hardware, some type of wax?

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It’s Stain-less, not Stain-Proof. There is some iron in stainless and depending on the type of stainless the amount varies. 300 series in not magnetic, 400 series is magnetic and has more iron. Several commercial products will remove the surface oxidation (rust) you see. I use FSR or never dull. Hard to prevent it wash with soap and water and dry to get the salt off
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Collinite metal wax to clean up and protect. Then some Collinite paste wax to give additional protection. All metals on a boat need periodic protection. And as mentioned dry off to keep water spots from getting salt deposits.
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That sucks to buy a new boat and hardware is rusting/oxidating. If a magnet grabs it slightly it contains iron and will give you issues. If its 316 stainless you wouldn't have to worry.
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