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Cleaning an Aluminum Case

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JerryP, Jul 19, 2008.

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  1. JerryP

    JerryP Active Member

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    Try automotive polishing compound and about a 1200 grit sand paper for scuff marks. Depends on how shiny you want it to be.
     
  2. Chango2

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    Make up a solution of Tide and water to get the greasy dirt off. Then go over it again with WD-40. Follow that up with automotive bug remover. Then polish case lightly with Wenol paste. That's what I did an Americase than came used and beaten up with a used gun. Case looks a lot better now. I'd be careful about sanding; might only scuff up the annodized layer on the aluminium. Even with 1400 grit...

    Tide is, I've found, the best laundry detergent for cleaning grease of anything incuding engines, car parts, etc.
     
  3. pikepoola1racer

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    At a good auto parts store you can get alumnim bright, it is a alumnim cleaner. It cost about $12.00 a gallon, put it on, and hose it off with water. I clean my boat and running boards with it,and they look new.
    Sam
     
  4. JerryP

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    Didn't think about it being anodized.
     
  5. sammyd95

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    go to a local store in the automotive section it is used to clean alum, and find a can of NEVERDULL,it is used to clean alum,and chrome wheels,tear off a piece and polinsh the heck out of it,should do the trick.
     
  6. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    Depending upon the extent of the oxidation, be careful. If its got a brushed aluminum finish you could end up with bright aluminum...

    Jay
     
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