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Old 02-01-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Cleaning up oxidation (tail light housing, windows)

Hey all!

First post and I think I have it figured out, but want to hear some thoughts on the best way to clean up the tail light housings on my '66 Overlander. I also want to start cleaning up the windowsills and various small parts that are salvageable and I'm guessing it would be a similar process.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Anyone dealt with this before? Hoping to finally tackle it this weekend. Seriously rough corrosion on the taillight, which appears to be aluminum, not a plastic. I picked up some rough sandpaper and was going to start there. Ideas?

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Old 02-26-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
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corrosion cleanup

please don't use sandpaper. aluminum is very soft;you can scratch it with a fingernail. try a buffing pad first. someone here will jump in and suggest a better solution, but first, do no harm. joe
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:43 PM   #4

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How I addressed some clear-coat problems.....with wet sandpaper.
Don't see why it won't work on the T-light bezels.

Lots of good info on the Corrosion Thread

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