Asked on Jun 23, 2020

Clean aluminum frames?

Lifestyles HomesHolly Lengner - Lost MomRedcatcec
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  • Cynthia H
    on Jun 23, 2020

    Just routine cleaning? I use a damp microfiber cloth. If there are marks or stain like areas, try a baking soda paste or a soft scrub like Mrs. Meyers makes. If you are referring to window frames, brush any loose dirt out of the track and vacuum if you can. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Betsy
    on Jun 23, 2020

    Hi Sondra: This is what I do:


    Use a dry, nylon scrub brush to brush away any dirt and debris from the window.


    Pour equal parts white vinegar and water into a bucket.


    Dip the scrub brush into the water and vinegar solution and scrub the frames until the white, powdery spots from the oxidation disappear.


    Dry thoroughly and maybe rub on a coat of furniture wax. Good luck


  • Does Stewart
    on Jun 23, 2020

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  • Mogie
    on Jun 24, 2020

    The window cleaning supplies needed to clean aluminum window frames are liquid dish soap, a scouring pad, and a soft toothbrush or cotton swab to clean the inside corners. After the window frames are clean, rub the area with a little mineral oil (food oils can turn rancid) or even baby oil to keep the window moving smoothly.

  • Chloe Crabtree
    on Jun 24, 2020

    White Vinegar

    1. Use a dry, nylon scrub brush to brush away any dirt and debris from the window.

    2. Pour equal parts white vinegar and water into a bucket.

    3. Dip the scrub brush into the water and vinegar solution and scrub the frames until the white, powdery spots from the oxidation disappear.

    4. If the oxidation still remains, you can use a stainless-steel wire brush to brush the window frames.

    5. Finally, rinse the window frame with water and use a rag to wipe the surface dry.

  • Cindy
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Hi Sondra. To clean the window tracks, all you need is bi-carb soda, vinegar, and an old toothbrush. Cover the tracks with bi-carb soda. Add a little vinegar and leave it for a few minutes. Next use the toothbrush to scrub the tracks. Work the dirt toward the middle and wipe it all up with a clean damp cloth. Good luck Sondra. Hope all is well with you.

  • Flipturn
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Aluminium frames on windows?

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Hi Sandra, hope this helps you. I think you want to clean a frame, such as a picture frame. Aluminium doesn't get clean with any alkaline-based substance such as laundry powder. Use acid-based substances such as citrus juice or white vinegar (basically, any mild acid). Scrub hard with or boil in a vinegar or lemon juice solution.Dec 2, 2019

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Hello Sondra,

    Use Barkeepers friend and a little water. Hope that helps.

  • K. Rupp
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Solution of vinegar and dish soap. I love barkeepers friend as well. What kind of aluminum frame. A shower frame? window frame? Sliding door frame? What is this. Might help narrow down how to clean it.

  • Redcatcec
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Not sure what aluminum frames you are interested in cleaning, here is a link for aluminum outdoor furniture:


    https://www.doityourself.com/stry/aluminum-patio-furniture-care

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Hi Sondra, there are lots of posts here that can help you:


    https://www.hometalk.com/search/all?filter=clean%20alumanum

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Jun 24, 2020

    Aluminum corrodes, if it’s got damaged anodizing and will continue to oxidize.


    If they’re old fashioned folding lawn chairs, then yes, use Comet or Ajax on them as they weren’t clear coated nor anodized to begin with.

    If they are your home’s windows & doors, then be gentle with them and vinegar should be diluted.

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