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Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by Grayghost66 View Post
WOW....beautiful clean-up!!!! What is the technique you used to get the bare aluminum so clean?
I use a selection of brass-wire brushes in a slow drill with a light oil (WD40 will do). Steel wire brushes are too aggressive, the oil acts as both a lubricant and to pick-up the dirt.

Then clean the surfaces with a decent detergent. It's oily deposits that mark the casing the worst, get them clean and then protected with a decent polish and they'll stay good for a long time.
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