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Blue 15G
08-05-2006, 10:42 PM
Since I can't find new sill plates for my '54 Champion, I am going to clean up the ones I have the best I can, for now. I remember years ago all the parts stores carried both "Naval Jelly" for steel, and "Aluminum Jelly" for (guess what?) aluminum. But while Naval Jelly is still around, Aluminum Jelly seems to have gone the way of the Studebaker.

What do any of you recommend as a good aluminum cleaner? Thanks in advance.

keeffer
08-05-2006, 11:14 PM
glass bead them than polish

keith kirchhoff
brockport ny 14420

DEEPNHOCK
08-06-2006, 07:27 AM
I like Mother's mag wheel polish.
Kind of a pasty mix that cleans aluminum very well.
Then just keep it shined up with DWG.
Be careful of acids, like oven cleaner, as they will eat into the surface and you will get a real dull surface.
Jeff[8D]



quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

Since I can't find new sill plates for my '54 Champion, I am going to clean up the ones I have the best I can, for now. I remember years ago all the parts stores carried both "Naval Jelly" for steel, and "Aluminum Jelly" for (guess what?) aluminum. But while Naval Jelly is still around, Aluminum Jelly seems to have gone the way of the Studebaker.

What do any of you recommend as a good aluminum cleaner? Thanks in advance.


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garyash
08-07-2006, 09:37 AM
Brillo or SOS pads work very well on aluminum and seem to leave some kind of waxy stuff on the surface that keeps the aluminum shiny for a while.

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glen
08-07-2006, 09:49 AM
Ace Hardware stores carries a product called
"Duro Aluminium Jelly". I got the following
off their website and does what you described.

Duro Aluminum Jelly (01-80270)
Item no: 12042 @ $4.99 for 8oz

Hope this helps! [8D]

Glen Brose
Chino Valley, AZ
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jimmijim8
08-07-2006, 10:14 PM
Polish them with different grits of wet sandpaper, depending on what degree of scratches are in them. Finish off with S.O.S then 0000 steel wool with dish soap, followed by rubbing compound and any type of metal polish recommended for aluminum such as mothers mag wheel polish or the like. I bought some great metal polish at Big Lots. Much like simi-chrome as used by the biker guys. jimmijim