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Old 10-06-2009, 05:14 PM   #15
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It was Zep professional strength cleaner. Comes with a spray bottle you can mix half and half, or use full strength for other things. They don't recommend full strength for aluminum. (Had to run out to my hubbys workshop in the rain to check the name!).

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:08 PM   #16
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i've been told that silicone will react with the aluminum.
Hopefully no one is using silicone as a cleaner

I don't know that silicone reacts with aluminum, but it's harder to get off than a duck on a junebug.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:36 PM   #17
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Ammonia will damage aluminum.

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Take a look at many car wash soaps and/or dishwashing liquids. Many contain a form of ammonia which can be detrimental to the clear coat and Alcoa finishes also.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #18
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Carb Cleaner is what I have been Using... It cleans Aluminum well and does not leave a greasy after layer! IT WILL MESS UP CLEAR COATS!!!
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I was told by several folks that laquer thinner isn't good with aluminum so I will not use it. I use mineral spirits, not paint thinner, to clean before and after polishing and other cleanup chores.
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