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Old April 12th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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My neighbor has an old aluminum boat he is trying to clean up after years of storage. What works good? Also he wants to paint the inside. What would be best to use to prep before painting?
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My neighbor has an old aluminum boat he is trying to clean up after years of storage. What works good? Also he wants to paint the inside. What would be best to use to prep before painting?
That's going to be a lot of hard work to clean that up. How "shiny" does he want it? Maybe just try a little Mother's polish on it or get an actual Aluminum cleaner for it.
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That's going to be a lot of hard work to clean that up. How "shiny" does he want it? Maybe just try a little Mother's polish on it or get an actual Aluminum cleaner for it.
He was just trying to make it look decent. I dont think he expects it to look brand new. It looks to be in real good shape just dirty.
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I also think he was trying to get off the remaining paint as most of it had all ready peeled off.
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aircraft stripped will polish it out ok while taken all the paint off. i use to use it to strip paint from snowmobile tunnels with a 3m metal cleaning pad in the end of a drill
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muratic acid.... aka alumabrite. if its bare aluminum that'll work amazing....
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:23 AM   #7
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muratic acid.... aka alumabrite. if its bare aluminum that'll work amazing....
I look that stuff up. I think that is exactly what he was looking for. Thaks
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and a powerwasher
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I think that would take alot of it off. I used to have access to a hot water power washer that would have really been good.
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Acetone would work also
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muratic acid applied dry. it will eat all the crapola off and you simply rinse it with a hose. I just did my 8' jon boat and it came out like brand frickin new, I was impressed.
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