[tcb] Re: Corroded Aluminum?

  • From: James Dwan <james_dwan_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 05:30:31 -0700 (PDT)

If it's really bad you might try muriatric acid, I redid my jalousies last year 
per Ratwell's site and they look marvelous : )
But don't get it on the triangular pieces (not aluminum) that attach to the 
windows, they will melt.


Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Is that wet/dry sandpaper Sammie?

sammie smith wrote:
> Eric:  The only thing I have ever done is simply polish it.  Use wet 
> sand paper and oil.  Start with about 600 grit and if that doesn't cut 
> it off work down till you find one that will.  Once you get the 
> corrosion you can reverse the process till you get up to about 
> 900-1,000 than finish off with Mothers.
> */Eric Woodall /* wrote:
>     Does anybody here have any experience finishing a corroded piece of
>     aluminum?
>     I have a few pieces of jalousie windows that need to be cleaned up.
>     They all have lots of corrosion on the surface. In fact upon first
>     glance it looks like you could wipe if off with some sand paper or
>     scotch bright pads, but it just simply won't come off.
>     I have read on the internet that hydrochloric acid will remove
>     corroded
>     parts of aluminum, but this leaves the aluminum dark gray in color.
>     So do any of you restoration specialists have any answers?
>     I can provide a picture of the corroded piece if necessary.
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