Originally Posted by Dezzh
I am in the begining stages of taking off the aluminum band around the mid of the trailer. Removing rivets and cleaning underneath etc.
Is there a science to this? Of something I should be aware of?
thanks in advance for any direction on this...
I just did a removal, clean and polish of my scamp
belly band, which while different suffers from the common aluminum issues.
Used a green scrubbing pad (white is also good) and bar keepers friend to clean the surface which removed the heavy oxidation, rinse and dry.
Then some nevr dull which did clean a lot of the oxidation off. Final touch was semi chrome polish which removes oxidation but also leaves a protective film behind.
Found the polishing went better if I did small sections at a time rather than apply to big chunk then go back and polish.
Here is a before and after shot.
For really bad scratches one has to use 400 - 2000 wet dry sand paper and sand them out. But I did not bother as some scratches on mine are too deep and the rest are minor so I settled for shiny with scratches.