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    On aluminum I use the plastic blast media that TP Tools sells. It removes paint and dirt really well and does not change the appearance of the aluminum. If you’re interested, I probably have some before/after pictures I could post.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky Jake View Post
    On aluminum I use the plastic blast media that TP Tools sells. It removes paint and dirt really well and does not change the appearance of the aluminum. If you’re interested, I probably have some before/after pictures I could post.


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    Thank you Kevin... I am thinking just gunk and scrub is the way i will go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Galli View Post
    Thank you Kevin... I am thinking just gunk and scrub is the way i will go...
    I understand. Nothing wrong with that.


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    White vinegar and a stiff plastic, (not metal!) brush will help clean aluminum once you get the crud off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    White vinegar and a stiff plastic, (not metal!) brush will help clean aluminum once you get the crud off.
    Straight vinegar or dilute with water?

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    Right out of the bottle it will remove oxidation and similar funk without removing or pitting the aluminum. You can rinse with water. Leaves a nice smooth patina as you can see below the rear tappet guide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    Right out of the bottle it will remove oxidation and similar funk without removing or pitting the aluminum. You can rinse with water. Leaves a nice smooth patina as you can see below the rear tappet guide.


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    Looks very nice! Thank you for the idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    White vinegar and a stiff plastic, (not metal!) brush will help clean aluminum once you get the crud off.
    And it doubles as weed killer when you're done cleaning with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack View Post
    Right out of the bottle it will remove oxidation and similar funk without removing or pitting the aluminum. You can rinse with water. Leaves a nice smooth patina as you can see below the rear tappet guide.


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    Thanks Hack, I'll give it a try.

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