After nearly 20 years on and off sailboats, I have finally figured out the best process for cleaning the stainless. I’m semi-obsessed with the stainless, the result being that I’m either actively in the process of cleaning or I’ve temporarily given up. The actual stainless isn’t the problem, it’s the screws and any joints where saltwater accumulates that causes the problem. I finally discovered rust remover liquid that can be applied by brush or spray (very carefully – don’t want to overspray that stuff), then rinse like there’s no tomorrow, followed by completely wiping dry and then apply the polish or wax. It sounds labor intensive, but so much easier and faster than getting toothbrushes out and working the polish in the little crevices. The results are also much better.

So there you have it! Who says living on a boat isn’t exciting?

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