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    I have several strips of Starboard in the cabin of my Parker that are held in place with SS screws. Several screws are showing rust and there are some rust stains on the Starboard as a result. What is the best way to remove the rust stains?

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    FSR from just about any marine supply store.

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    CLR. Might even be available in your local grocery store.

    I would replace the screws. Pretty much the only thing that will corrode a half-way decent SS is bleach.

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    FSR and green scrub pad. Removes fingerprints too. Cleans up surprisingly easy.

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    Zud or Barkeepers friend.

    Or, rather than spending $10 on some of the potions listed above, spend $10 to replace the screws with 316 stainless:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Phillips-Flat-Head-Wood-Screw-316-Stainless-Steel-6-x-1-1-4-Qty-50-/331311054361?hash=item4d23ad7e19:g:kTUAAOSw9mFWKaB q



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    Remove the screws, put some chrome polish on a cloth and rub the screw heads on the cloth till they shine. Clean the Starboard with CLR & bleach. Also a cheap screwdriver bit will transfer steel to the S/S screw head and over time show up as rust. Low grade S/S can be picked up or moved around with a strong magnet. 316S/S can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 22 CC Rider View Post
    Remove the screws, put some chrome polish on a cloth and rub the screw heads on the cloth till they shine. Clean the Starboard with CLR & bleach. Also a cheap screwdriver bit will transfer steel to the S/S screw head and over time show up as rust. Low grade S/S can be picked up or moved around with a strong magnet. 316S/S can't!
    Do NOT mix CLR with bleach, especially in a confined area like a boat cabin. CLR is an acid that will disassociate the chlorine in the bleach turning it into chlorine gas.

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    It may be nasty stuff but that starbrite hull cleaner works really well on rust stains. I use it and have had no problems.

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