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Old 03-02-2004, 01:07 PM
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30 year old aluminum

I have aluminum trim that has a foggy anodized clear. When the clear is removed, the aluminum cleans up nicely with mothers polish. Is there any way to remove the anodized so I can polish the aluminum? Ken

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I have heard EasyOff oven cleaner or Castrol caustic cleaner (can't remember the name - comes in a purple bottle) will do it.
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i used easy off on a set of stock aluminum wheels to take the clear off and then polished them
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Old 03-07-2004, 11:20 AM
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Thanks for the easy-off tip. My anodized was very hard. I had to heat the aluminum ,let it sit, and use 0000 steel wool. I then used 2000 grit sandpaper and mothers polish. It was a lot of elbow grease but looks OK.
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