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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bradford County
Re: How to clean aluminum?
f your canoe has a bright finish, most of the acids available will dull that finish. There are several options as mentioned, NAPA makes a aluminum wheel cleaner that deoxidizes, but even with that a scrub brush with rubber gloves and eye protection makes it much better.
I have never tried to remove tree stains, but it does work good on aluminum rims.....that are not coated.
There are several products to put the "shine" back to the almuminum, zephyr is a great one and can be found at truck stops. Auto parts stores should have "mothers alm polish", which will work, but takes longer. Any of the products to restore the shine take a lot of elbow grease, and would be much easier with a buffer.
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