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Old 06-25-2003, 05:25 PM   #15
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One note about aluminum: Unlike steel/iron where the corrosion is making holes in the surface, eventually leading to material erosion and failure, aluminum's oxidation process actually expands to seal and protect the underlying metal, so when you remove the oxidation, you remove the protection it furnishes.

The exception (there are always exceptions) to the above is that some alum alloys in constant saltwater exposure do corrode internally and waste away.

The later models of Hehr windows have a black anodized finish of some sort that seems to hold up quite well.

Pete in the RatHaus, parked for a while at SoMineral Creek, near Silverton Colorado, where it's very cool
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Old 06-28-2003, 11:14 PM   #16
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Finishes

Try this: http://www.nomma.org/support/finishing/Alu...0Polishing.html
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:18 PM   #17
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Oh, Owen. You just reminded me of a formula my dad said worked on aluminum trailers. kerosene and wax. supposedly wax will melt when it is in kerosene so leaves the aluminum shinny. never tried it, because I forgot it. :wak
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Polishing Aluminum Frames

:wave Hey everybody, here's the post that Jana was responding to:

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Originally posted by Owen Lindsay:

Making a paste of kerosene and Dutch cleanser and apply with a damp cloth. polish off the residue with a piece of soft cloth. *Very shiny.

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Note from Mary F and Ches, dueling moderators: accidentally deleted Owen's post. Operator error. Apologies everyone!
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:21 PM   #19
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Oh thank you, I thought I had done something. :wak (wiping hand over brow)
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Old 07-02-2003, 10:26 PM   #20
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Ooop, perhaps that apology should be from Mary F, Ches, and Janifer Journeycake! Ever vigilent, we all saw a problem and way over-compensated!!

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This thread is acting peculiar. I'm going to lock it. Y'all feel free to continue this discussion by starting a new thread on the same subject.

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I was only posting a response. I didn't see two post from Owen.
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