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Old 09-19-2007, 01:51 PM
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Angry Rust stains on gel coat

Over the weekend some dipsh!t left a can of wd40 on my my stern and it left a nasty rust ring. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of it? Thanx.
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CLR and a lot of elbow grease.



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Try Whink in a brown bottle in the cleaning section of grocery stores or WalMart. Spray it on and then wash it off. It will clean the brown off the bottom of boats also. Don't get in your eyes!
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Go to Lowe's. They carry the Zep brand of commercial cleaning products. Buy a quart spray bottle of their Tub & Tile cleaner. It's made for removing stains from fiberglass.

While you're there, spring an extra $8 for a replacement axe handle. Use this to whack Mr. WD40 in the nuts.
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Snowbowl or on-off.
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Like Panther said, ON-OFF will take it right off, If you already tried an oil base cleaner, degrease and allow to dry, apply on -off dry with water ready.
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Iron-Out is another. Basically anything with phosphoric acid listed as its active ingredient will do the job.

I've taken a rag, a piece of plastic and some duct tape and made a "band-aid" and left it on overnight for tough stains.
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Magic eraser and some wd-40 will peel it right off with ease.
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Mary Kate ON/OFF will remove a rust stain almost instantly, and won't hurt Gel-Coat I use it all the time. It is basically Muriatic acid so don't get it on any Galvinized stuff. Eric
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Snowbowl or on-off.
definately that is all i use for rust stains and they work great
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