Claire
Claire
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  • Mertztown, PA
Asked on Apr 14, 2019

What's the best way to clean aluminum?

Joy30150932Mona Blake

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I have an aluminum stair railing and it needs cleaning, also has paint splatter from painting the balasters....

3 answers
  • Mona Blake
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Use stripper to remove the paint. Then clean

    • Claire
      on Apr 15, 2019

      Thanks. A bit hesitant to use stripper but it may be the only option.

  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 14, 2019

    Vinegar does a good job of cleaning aluminum. You can put a clear car wax on the aluminum after cleaning to protect it, You nay have to lightly sand off the dried splatters first.

    • Claire
      on Apr 15, 2019

      Hadn't thought about vinegar. Sanding maybe, but you gave me an idea... maybe steel wool.

      Thanks

  • Joy30150932
    on Apr 15, 2019

    Steel wool may scratch a little so maybe try it in an inconspicuous spot first. Aluminium can be painted with aluminum paint if you desire.

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