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    Default Cleaning an Aluminum Boat

    I'm looking for a used aluminum boat and I see many that are stained on the bottom from apparently dirty water.

    Will this stain come off without tarnishing the aluminum?

    How to clean it?

    Thanks

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    Never mind, I just found a clean aluminum boat.

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    I believe I said a how to clean aluminum on Youtube when I was looking at pontoon boat.
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    Toilet bowl cleaner. Wash and polish after.

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    I have been in the process of cleaning an old aluminum grill, and have been sorely disappointed with cleaners I have found for aluminum. The EPA has weakened those big time. I remember Eagle One Aluminum Mag Wheel Cleaner that was like an acid, spray on, brush around, hose off and you were good to go. Not now. I have been scrubbing with all kinds of stuff (On the outside of the grill, which is not really all that bad) but to no avail.
    Quite sad, actually.

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    I remember to old Eagle one cleaner
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGrandPoohBah View Post
    I have been in the process of cleaning an old aluminum grill, and have been sorely disappointed with cleaners I have found for aluminum. The EPA has weakened those big time. I remember Eagle One Aluminum Mag Wheel Cleaner that was like an acid, spray on, brush around, hose off and you were good to go. Not now. I have been scrubbing with all kinds of stuff (On the outside of the grill, which is not really all that bad) but to no avail.
    Quite sad, actually.
    You can still get that stuff. I'm pretty sure Oreilly's carries an Aluminum Brightener that is mostly acid.
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    If it just aluminum and not painted ! Aluminum brite is your answer. I cleaned a old pontoon that I once had and it was unreal the discolor ! and it made it look new!

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    Watched one guy clean both logs on a pontoon with scotch brite. Acid wash would be the way to go
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    Product call Zing. It's an acid used for cleaning aluminum. Can get it or Alumabrite from auto parts stores. Both work extremely well. Use caution though it will give ya a nasty burn if not careful.

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