R-21 EC Brass Porthole Covers

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R-21 EC Brass Porthole Covers

Postby ronmaines on Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:30 pm

I am a new owner of a 2015 R-21EC and am looking for four brass porthole covers that are resisting my efforts to take the tarnish off.

Also, what are the procedures for removal and replacement.

Thank you

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Re: R-21 EC Brass Porthole Covers

Postby bob daily on Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Brass ??? That's funny mine are green !
But after a career of polishing brass for the government, I decided to go el-natural.
There are 7 screws holding them in place with sealant (for water proofing) . You'll need two people to remove, one inside and one outside the boat. I've seen them on Amazon for about $150.00 each but would check out the bolt pattern for proper fit.
There are some good brass polish / restorer products on the market, the easiest way is to tape the area around them, as you would for painting ,the application with a tooth brush will help get into thoes hard to reach areas.
Good luck
bob daily
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Re: R-21 EC Brass Porthole Covers

Postby PetDrs on Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:30 pm

I feel your pain!!!

The portholes on my R-21EC were neglected by the previous owner and I am in the process of cleaning them up. Nevr-Dull wadding works well to remove the oxidation but it requires copious amounts of one additional ingredient.......ELBOW GREASE!! ;)

If you find a better solution please let me know.......as I am running out of ingredient number 2 ... :lol:
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