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Window corrosion removal and polish

Posted 02-24-2009 at 06:15 PM by FLYNCLD

As we move forward on the exterior, we have developed a pretty easy system for removing corrosion from the window frames and polishing them back up.

As you can see in the photos, we begin by removing the heaviest surface corrosion with a small wire brush.

We then use a foam sanding block to get down into any tight corners the brush may have missed.

Next we use ScotchBrite to smooth out the scratches left by the first two steps. We use the ScotchBrite wet, but you can use it dry as well.

And finally we use MetAll aluminum polish to return the surface to a shine. If there are some particularly rough spots, a 400 grit wet or dry sandpaper used wet will remove even some of the really tough spots without damaging the aluminum. If you are going to be polishing the trailer anyway, you could probably wait until you do the rest of the trailer, but doing it by hand gets into the small cracks and crevices very nicely.
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