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Old 04-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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Searching for best products to use in cleaning and polising T Top Frame. I read that Bar keeper's Friend is good to use along with several other products listed on various websites. Any suggestions or experience on what works best to clean and polish this metal? As always thanks in advance.
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Anodizing can be removed. It's a dyed layer of oxidized aluminum. I think it can be removed with abrasives like Barkeepers Friend.
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If its dull and weathered go to napa and ask them where AIM is. Its cut down tanker cleaner. You seen those shiny gas haulers on the highway that look like mirror?
Two things you need to know. It will take the edge off anything including your breath. You spray it on, leave it on about 20 to 30 seconds and hose it off. DO NOT leave it on any longer than that. Its acid.
I use it on chrome rims but I know how long to leave it on. Just did the Foose rims on the sky the other day and the chrome rims on the new pickup. . Have not touched them in 7 months. Look bran new again.
Won't kidding about taking your breath so stay as far away from it as you can and down wind when using it unless you have a respirator. Keeps the t top rails looking bran new on the Fountain to. And use rubber gloves . It will burn your hands.

Last thing. If you experience sudden dizzy feelings, the need to run inside and tackle the wife, drive madly down the street, and fire a round of shells into the air. Don't worry about it. You just inhaled a little to much. You'll be fine in a hour or so. ...............
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Flitz metal polish is outstanding. Won't take your breath away either!
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Flitz metal polish is outstanding. Won't take your breath away either!

For the shows and that extra bing, I use Mothers Severance. Auto zone, and most others sell it. Its a little less potent also.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mothe...01741766546535

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Woody wax and bronze wool. Buy the kit and follow the directions.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Woody wax and bronze wool. Buy the kit and follow the directions.
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Bronze wool needed only if AL is pitting
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post

For the shows and that extra bing, I use Mothers Severance. Auto zone, and most others sell it. Its a little less potent also.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mothe...01741766546535
Thanks for the info. I think I'll try Mother first.
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Then use Corrosion X for upkeep.
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Thanks for the info. I think I'll try Mother first.
And you won't have to hold your breath. You have my word on it.
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I use Shelia Shine. Very easy to apply. You can get it at Ace Hardware.

http://www.sheilashineinc.com/
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I have tried many different aluminum cleaners and I have found nothing that beats Nevr Dull. I used this on an 25 year old aluminum boat and it made the boat look like a mirror, amazing for sure. The stuff is cheap and a can will last you a very long time.

http://www.nevrdull.com/

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