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    Brightening Aluminum parts

    Besides buying a product specifically to brighten aluminum are there other alternatives that work well.

    Stupid/funny - Once I lowered an aluminum mirror in acid to just etch it a bit. Got side tracked. Came back and nothing was there anymore I was off to eBay to buy another one.


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    How bright do you want it? I use a scotch brite pad and soapy water to make aluminum parts look like new. It takes off the dirt and old/dull appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    How bright do you want it? I use a scotch brite pad and soapy water to make aluminum parts look like new. It takes off the dirt and old/dull appearance.
    Just to get it back to like new really. Looking for a more lazy approach like letting it sit in some liquid.

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    Coming from the truck world, you have a couple of choices. You can use a product called Zoop Seal which works pretty well or you can clear powder coat the part once you have it restored to the degree that you would like. Aluminum is just one of those metals that takes alot of work to keep it looking nice.

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    Alumabright or Zep-alum, oxalic acid if you can get it, hydrochloric if you're in a hurry, Pepsi if you need it first thing in the morning and you don't feel like going out today. Polishing is better.

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