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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oxidized Tunnel

Can anyone recommend anything to remove oxidation from my tunnel? It has white spots all over it and looks terrible.

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Alumabrite will remove that oxidation easily and make it look like new. You can find it at the hardware store. Make sure you wear rubber gloves though.
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Gotta plug one of the site sponsors too.

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I find that Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish works quite well

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I find that Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish works quite well
Good to know. I have a little container of that stuff beside me as we speak. I know it worked great on my GTO bumper...... Sez it's good(it actually sez "perfect") for all metals.....

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For heavy oxidation I wash with soapy water and a green scrub pad then some 800 grit sandpaper followed by 0000 steel wool and Wd 40 as a lubricant then follow Ll that with mothers. If done right it will look like chrome

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Honestly i wouod buy the cheapest metal polish possible. There all the same. I would get the type thats like a paste and not water form. Its easier to handle and wont make as big of a mess. I have polished more aluminum then i can remember go cheap no different n shine tats all technique.

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Thanks to everyone! I think I'm going to try the Sledbrite! The cleaner looks pretty easy to use and you can get a package with their polish. I will let you guys know how it turns out. A little support for a site sponsor

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There ya go!
Then do a write up on how it went.
Don't forget to post pics of the process too.

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So, here is the result of using Sledbrite's Aluma Kleen. My tunnel was very discolored and oxidized when I started this process (1st Picture). I sprayed on Aluma Kleen, let it sit for about 3 minutes, then wipped it off with a clean towel. You can see the results are pretty good (2nd Picture), but still had some discoloring. I hit the tunnel with a green Scotch Bright pad, then reapplied the Aluma Kleen and repeated the process. As you can see, the results were awesome! (3rd Picture) I don't think I had the surface clean enough when I tried it the first time. The product foamed instantly after I used the Scotch Pad. In my opintion, this is a great product. Entire process for both sides takes about 45 minutes or less.
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Looking good there!

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I used super fine steel wool to scrub mine out first and then nevrdull to polish it out ... Mine was allot worse than yours to start with.
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