Removing rust from stainless steel boat sink

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Old 06-01-10, 02:57 PM
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Removing rust from stainless steel boat sink

In my boat the sink has some rust spots from over the winter storage. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking removing it by sanding it, and more importantly use high grit in the end to maintain the satin finish. Am I thinking along the right lines?
 
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Old 06-01-10, 04:02 PM
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use a stainless polish and then some type of seal coat

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Whatever you use on your sink use new. New sandpaper, Scotch brite pad or a clean rag with stainless steel polish. Particles of steel caught in the grit of old sandpaper can get embedded in the stainless and rust. Also avoid using anything chlorine on stainless steel. Chlorine can cause stainless steel to rust by eating away the thin passivation layer that protects the metal from rusting.
 
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Okay thanks for the reply. I will give it a shot and will stay away from chlorine based products.
 
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