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Old 05-26-2016, 10:07 AM   #1
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compromised aluminium

Unfortunately my beautiful trailer was sanded , there are now scratches from the sanding (not deep, but noticeable) along the whole thing. Oxidization has started. I have found a product to seal the aluminium so oxygen can not react with the surface but I need something that will blend the scratches enough for it to look pretty again. My husband and I are at our wits end. We've tried everything from paint polishing buffer wheels to turtle wax to dish soap and vinegar. Nothing helps. I wouldn't be so concerned if they were uniform, but they are very patchy and in direct light it looks almost like minor road rash. Any help and ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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Finish the sanding job and spray paint it silver. Others have done it and it looks great. The paint will last a lot longer than clear coat.
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Old 05-26-2016, 10:30 AM   #3
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Lumatic, after discussing your "Sail on Silver Girl..." with my husband, who said he didn't understand, I have had "Bridge Over Troubled Water" stuck in my head for a week now. I do love that song.

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Old 05-26-2016, 11:02 AM   #4
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Just what we did....


No factory clear-coat?

If you don't plan a 'high polish".

Clean/sand really well and let the aluminum oxidize, it's Natures Way of protecting the surface called.... Patina

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