[DML] Re: What's on my stainless?
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[DML] Re: What's on my stainless?



Try CLR out, but make sure to test on a less visible area first. You
should be able to find it at Home Depot but here's what it looks like:
http://www.polsteins.com/clrcallimrus.html

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ComposerZelgadis@xxxx wrote:
> I, for one, love my stainless steel, as does the next guy, I'm sure.
  So 
> far, it's been extremely low maintenance, though I'm only about
three months  
> into ownership here.
>  
> Something, though, has seemed to "stain" my stainless.  It all began
 with 
> hard city water, a cramped garage, and a sprinkler system.
>  
> Unfortunately, I have to park the car outside (no, I cannot change 
this).  
> To counter-act this problem, I'm working on a product to help 
alleviate some 
> of the problems we get with a car parked outdoors.  But  I digress.
>  
> If it's a clear night, and the forecast looks good, I'll leave the car  
> without a cover.  If there's so much as one cloud above, the cover
goes  right on.  
> But on a few of these clear nights, the sprinkler system ran on  the
car.  I 
> wake up the next morning, and there are dried water spots all  over
the car.  
> I take some warm water & dish soap to it, and I can  clean up
everything... 
> except for the outer rings.  You simply cannot  notice them--at all--at 
> distance, but they stand out like a sore thumb if you  get close
enough.  It's almost 
> as if the sun has cooked it on there.   The rings vary from color. 
I've seen 
> light grey to almost black  (thankfully, those are few).  I've tried
using 
> Windex, Dawn Oxidation Dish  Soap, DMCH's SS Glo++, white vinegar,
Coca-Cola (for 
> the phosphoric acid), and a  handful of other things I can't seem to 
> remember.  Nothing has even put a  dent (so to speak) in these
rings.  The SS Glo will 
> "hide" the rings, but  once the polish dries or is washed off, the
rings come 
> back (in the exact same  spots: I've checked).  The only things I
haven't 
> tried so far is gasoline,  and straight-up phosphoric acid.  And of
course, 
> regraining the panels, but  even that's unsatisfactory.  I can take
pictures and 
> post them later, but I  was hoping someone out there has already
faced this 
> problem and dealt with  it.  What's in our city water?  Not a clue!
 But it did 
> something  to my stainless...  And yes, we have a water softener
installed.  Two 
>  of them, in fact.  Any advice?
>  
> Thanks in advance.
>  
> Regards,
> William Fries
> #1366
> 
> 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]






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