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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2017, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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How does everyone clean up their brushed aluminum slip on?

I just go a used one and was thinking I can do some long strokes with steel wool. It just has a weathered look to it now but want to make it look new ish er =).
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-18-2017, 04:19 PM
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Have you tried very fine steel wool dipped in aluminum polish, like Mothers? Very fine steel wool works well I fine regular steel wool to abrasive but I guess that depends on how bad it is currently.
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Have you tried very fine steel wool dipped in aluminum polish, like Mothers? Very fine steel wool works well I fine regular steel wool to abrasive but I guess that depends on how bad it is currently.
Ok great, good to know. I did see a youtube video someone used polish with a brush but I like your idea of the fine steel wool. That should make the slip on look like new.
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If you have a buffing wheel you can bring it up so it looks like chrome. you can also use 2000 grit wet-dry sandpaper with a soapy water solution to take out deeper scratches.
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If you have a buffing wheel you can bring it up so it looks like chrome. you can also use 2000 grit wet-dry sandpaper with a soapy water solution to take out deeper scratches.
Good to know. Thank you
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-19-2017, 10:27 AM
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Elbow grease and a polish is what I do. Keep in mind it will smoke a little when you first start it up and that is normal.
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