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Old 01-04-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Fleet Bright Experience

I've searched the forums and can't find one mention of Fleet Bright, an aluminum truck washing acid. I bought 5 gallons of this and it is supposed to give the nice satin finish that you see on tanker trucks. Does anyone have experience with this product? The pH is in the 2 range so I'm aware if the safety precautions required. Also, I'm guessing that a separate clear coat remover is required first. Thanks for any advice!
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I should be more specific since I found an alkaline product with the same name.

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Thanks, Overlander, that was fairly controversial I'm going to try this in the next few months and will post some before and afters...
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Thanks, Overlander, that was fairly controversial I'm going to try this in the next few months and will post some before and afters...
That would be great. Some people just give a knee-jerk "NO!", while others keep an open mind. I think the most important thing is to make sure all acid is neutralized and rinsed off.
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I have used that or a similiar product with some success on a never polished trailer to cut through the initial corrosion. It seemed to make it much easier to polish.
I got a couple gallons from a place that cleaned trucks so I don't know the brand
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Rick, was the clear coat removed at the same time? If I look close I know there is a mix of clear coat and oxidization in different areas, but I can't make out any pitting that sometimes occurs.

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I used this on my '51 Flying Cloud when I first got it. Like Rick, it cut through the years of built-up grime and left the trailer with a very clean and very dull appearance (there was no 'clear coat' to deal with.) After scrubbing with the acid I neutralized it with cold water rinse.
Then, I hand polished with MetAll. Much work but it polished up well.
I'd advise caution when using the acid. It can be real nasty to skin, eyes, etc.
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