Stainless Rust and Anode wear

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Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Pat on Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:46 pm

Hello All
I have a new Cutwater 28 manufactured in April. I've had it in salt water for less than 2 months. And always wash her down with fresh water after an outing. I'm wondering if the amount of rust and anode wear is about right. I admit that most of the rust is pretty minor, but wanted to check here to see if it is a normal progression.
Previously I had a Glacier Bay I only kept it in the water a week at a time, and didn't get any rust other than the screws in the butt drain.
Images can be seen in my Album tittled Rust.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby bill46 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:53 pm

Your rust looks much worse than our 2014 R31CB kept in salt water. We wash down after every cruise and wipe rails. Do you have a galvanic isolator? will need one if you use shore power in salt water. Isolator extended zinc life from months to years.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Cutwater28GG on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:28 pm

seems aggresive. my 28 is in the salt year around in seattle. if I dont wash down with fresh thoroughly my rails looks like yours but those joints for the bimini are excessive.

the rails clean up quick with a polish.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Brian B on Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:38 pm

Collinite Metal Wax will remove the rust and protect the metal for months. I use a cotton glove to apply it, makes the work go pretty fast.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Pat on Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:56 pm

Thank you for the input. I've ordered some Collinite Metal Wax , thank you Brian. I'd like to hear from the factory to get their take, Andrew, Ronnie?
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby knotflying on Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:43 am

I used the Collonite metal wax as recommended by Brian and it does a great job cleaning and protecting the stainless. I also used their product for fiberglass cleaning and waxing. I used Collonite for years on my plane as well. Always thought it was a good product.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Pat on Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:12 am

Oh, I also ordered a Galvanic Isolator.
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Re: Stainless Rust and Anode wear

Postby Pat on Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:01 am

Collonite metal wax, I am beyond impressed. I hit the swim step strut and it cleaned up like new. The cotton glove idea is also a winner. I'm thinking of also using a dremel with a cotton buffing pad to get into those really tight spaces like around the head of a screw. Thank you all for the advice.
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