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Old 10-29-2020, 07:56 PM   #1
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Cleaning aluminum window frame

Hi, I own a 1980 16 ft square Boler. Not many around and I am discovering they are not constructed or use the same materials as the smaller units. My windows are slider style. They are screwed into the fibreglass. I need to clean the outside and wondered what works best.They will need to be sealed and black gasket is shrinking. Any ideas? Also anyone out there with the same model. Would love to see pics or get ideas. Thanks
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Old 10-30-2020, 11:40 AM   #2
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I use "Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish". Works really well.
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Old 10-30-2020, 02:49 PM   #3
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The silder windows on our boler 17 are anodized aluminum, and I just washed them. I was afraid of harming the finish and making things worse. Our boler 13 and trillium 4500 had bare aluminum and i liked mothers. There are lots of threads on polishing.
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Old 10-30-2020, 06:11 PM   #4
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The screws don't go into the fiberglass. You have an inner ring that screws into the window frame, sandwiching the fiberglass.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:45 PM   #5
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When I was rebuilding my 66 Buco I scrubbed the frames with a brass brush and then polished with Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish. It took about 2-3 polishes and lots of elbow grease but the frames and trim went from dull oxidized aluminum colour to almost a mirror finish.
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Old 11-10-2020, 11:15 AM   #6
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purple metal polish worked well on my trillium
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