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Old 08-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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Aluminum brightner

I have recently stripped clear coat from my 92 excella. But there is a lot of oxidation. I saw something at the auto part store called aluminum brightner. Has anyone used this. It is an acid.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Not used it on my AS, but sounds like muratic acid.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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it is used by just about every polishing shop. It eats the oxidation and makes polishing easier. It does not polish your aluminum.
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
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"Aluminum brightener" can be hydrofluoric acid. Big truck cleaning, for instance, on wheels and tanks. Not recommended without experimentation first. I've used it for non-A/S purposes, but would be VERY concerned over it getting into seals, under rivets, etc. Etches glass.

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Old 08-19-2013, 06:47 PM   #5
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Thanks so much
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #6
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You can buy AlumaBright online it works well when used in between each step of polishing. You hose it off.

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