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Cleaner for Aluminum

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Cleaner for Aluminum
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:02 am

Anyone have recommendations on the best cleaner for the aluminum to make it shine more and clean it nicely?

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Re: Cleaner for Aluminum
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 am

Marc, the factory aluminum is anodized and that limits the results we can expect.

If your aluminum has been damaged by something like going to a truck wash (they often use acid), then nothing short of removing the anodizing and polishing will give you a shiny finish. However, that would doom you to a life of frequent polishing.

If your aluminum is not in too bad of shape, the prevailing recommendation is Wipe New:

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Re: Cleaner for Aluminum
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:40 am

Mines a '78. Turtle wax chrome and aluminum polish has worked well on the siding and stainless for the nearly 22 years we've owned it.
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Re: Cleaner for Aluminum
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 pm

Thanks for the feedback. Mine is still in good shape but wanted to see what the recommendations were before I tried any kind of product on it.
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Re: Cleaner for Aluminum
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:22 pm

Try spray on stainless cleaner, you can get at any grocery store works great, just spray and wipe with a towel
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Re: Cleaner for Aluminum
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:34 pm

Of the stainless steel cleaners, Shiela Shine seems to be the most used. It will make even dull anodized aluminum look good - temporarily, but it is very easy to spread on.
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