[DML] Re: What's on my stainless?
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[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:

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, ComposerZelgadis@xxxx wrote:
> I, for one, love my stainless steel, as does the next guy, I'm sure.
> 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
> hard city water, a cramped garage, and a sprinkler system.
> Unfortunately, I have to park the car outside (no, I cannot change 
> 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
> 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
> 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
> tried so far is gasoline,  and straight-up phosphoric acid.  And of
> 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]

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews 
Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN

Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive