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Old 04-03-2011
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What is the best to use on removing oxidation from the bottom of bass boats used in fresh water? Would you wax the hull after removing oxidation? Also, should I use extra fine steel wool on chrome wheels on the trailer? It has been suggested to me.
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To remove the oxidation, I'd try something like PowerPolish with a random orbital buffer and a foam pad. To protect it, our Synthethic Marine Wax would be a good choice.

Why do you want to use steel wool on chrome rims? Are they rusted or pitted?
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If we're talking about gelcoat and the oxidation is so severe it does not respond with Forrest's suggestion, try an oxidation remover formulated for gelcoats -- consult your local marine or RV supply for an appropriate product.

Follow with a carnauba cleaner wax or appropriate Marine line product such as our Marine Synthetic Wax or Marine Cleaner Wax for protection.

If there's light rust or pitting, an appropriate metal polish with 0000 steel wool can help clean them up, but in normal circumstances a cotton terry cloth towel or PowerBall Mini or PowerCone with the Chrome Polish should be all you need. While 0000 steel wool is generally quite safe, it may introduce some residual light scratching depending on the quality of the chrome, so use with caution.
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Thanks for all of the information.
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