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Sport Cabin Window Frames with Rust.

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Themis

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I was tinkering about the boat on land on Saturday, when up close I noticed that on nearly all 4 aluminum window frames (up front as well as port and starboard), their is some "pitting" and rust coing on on the corners of the frames.

I rubbed on some Woody Wax and let it sit for a while.

Anyone else have this going on? How do you maintain the windows and their frames properly?
 

Porkchunker

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Aluminum does get pits. Gotta keep it rinsed with freshwater, and waxed.

As for the rust, even the best SS will show some redish stains over time. When I see it, I hit it with Bar Keeper's Friend. It has a mild oxycyllic acid which chemically disolves the oxide stains.

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The aluminum does pit if you don't keep up with it. I have more of a problem with pitting on the inside surface of frames than outside. Maybe because the outside is easier and more often washed down. Every few trips I clean and polish inside of frames. As for rust on window frames, all I have seen is rust in the lower tracks from the spring clips on the screens. I take the screens out occasssionally and clean tracks out well. My screens are out right now and I need to replace the spring clips. Anyone found where to get those spring clips?
 

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