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Old 04-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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How do I get streaks off an AVION

I have a real problem with streaks from possible acid wash by P.O.
on my Avion. I can not find ANYTHING that will touch that anodized finish.
It is covered with what looks like water streaks. I have tried Muriatic Acid, Rubbing compound, Mothers polish, BonAmi Etc. and NOTHING will do anything to remove even the least bit of those hideous streaks.
Has anyone had this problem and how should I deal with it short of wet sanding with super fine sandpaper?
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Search around Net for more info from other Avion owners. I had a Silver Streak, and was working with EaCo Chemical for some products to bring that anodized back to life. I suspect that a great deal of experimentation is in order. My main concerns were the use of a pressure washer, seal deterioration (at windows and at panel joins), and irreparable problems. Seems you might already be on the final one, so, maybe the experimentation won't be so worrisome. Hope you'll post back here -- maybe post photos -- and show us your work, and comment on same.

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Thanks Rednax. I have ordered Alumabrite and will let you know how that comes out.
BTW I love the pictures of your Silverstreak. It must have broke your heart to sell it. She looked Gorgeous. My avion is a striking beauty inside and out also all except for those pesky water streaks on her. I even tried wet sanding with a random orbital sander and 220 paper but it never touched it. That anodized finish it extremely tough. I am sure I will get it corrected sooner or later somehow. I will try to post some pictures of the problem later.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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I have this picture of respectful results from just cleaning the surface of an AVION. I don't have all the details as to what he used but, I can check around and, ask him the next time I see him..
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