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Old 09-09-2016, 04:59 PM   #1
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Is there another option to get rid of oxidation other than polishing?
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:17 PM   #2
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There are some washes for aluminum that removes some lite corrosion but leaves aluminum white ish. it is basic acid content. I have used on wheels but never on AS. Bill
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Acid wash like Alumi bright is a acid wash, it leaves to aluminum a satin finish. You also have to strip the clear coat first. Many folks on this forum worry that the acid wash can eat away at the seals.
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We just let our 63 Safari 'Patina' naturally, the most we did was remove some corrosion spots with scotch-pads.

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Depends on the year of AS (coated vs not) and how heavy the corrosion is.

Our Pacer spent 57 years in Wisconsin. We bought it from the original owner in 2013, the front was pointed toward the road much of it's life. I'm guessing the road salt was plowed to the sidewalks and then snow blown on the AS.

This after two heavy cuts with a tripoli solution. The pitting will never go away.
I have done another heavy cut and it is slowly improving.

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