View Full Version : cleaning aluminum

03-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Hi Guys:

Gonna start working on my 250es this weekend. This atc has sat outside for years and the aluminum looks really bad. I have used simichrome and steel wool on my Harley, but this will take something way more "industrial strength" than that.

I would like to hear what you guys use for difficult aluminum cleanup.

I'll have some pictures of my project up soon, and I really appreciate your input.


The Boltman

03-26-2008, 09:11 PM
i use a dremel and some the polishing kit from dremel. the kit is like 11 bucks are workd great

03-26-2008, 09:20 PM
go to your local auto parts store and get some Eagle One aluminum wheel cleaner. It is an acidic etching solution. I use it to clean up the engines after a muddy ride. I leave it on for the average of 5 minutes on a cold engine. It is a spray on and hose off application :D Polished surfaces do not like it.