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post #11 of 16 Old 04-10-2015, 08:49 PM
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Thanks everyone for all your help!! I will definitely try to see if I can find a Blue Beacon near me and try some of the products you suggested!
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I’m at a blue beacon now they said they would be wasting my money w a citrus wash they said I had to do acid wash
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I’m at a blue beacon now they said they would be wasting my money w a citrus wash they said I had to do acid wash

Well, a citrus wash IS actually a mild acid wash, just not as strong. I've worked around metals for a good part of my life. Aluminum oxidation does not really protect the underlying aluminum. With oxidation on aluminum, if the oxidized area gets wet, the water will travel through and the oxidation area will get larger, same as unprotected steel and rust. You can scrape it off, wire brush it off, but if the material isn't protected, then it comes back and gets bigger, eventually creating a hole and weakening the surrounding area.
It really depends on the condition of the material. If it's not really oxidized, in that there is a sort of crusty surface, then a mild aluminum cleaner should do the trick to remove dark streaks and water spots (if that's what they are). WD40 can do wonders. It is a water deterrent (hence WD) and will cause water to run off. It can be bought by the gallon to use in a spray bottle to treat affected areas. Will it cure the problem? No, but it could prolong the need for any extensive repairs
If you do have crusty oxidation, once removed, you'll need to treat the area with an approved coating for aluminum.


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I want to clean my trailer especially the aluminum siding but nothing I use seems to get rid of the water spot or even dirty fingerprints. What do you all suggest I use? I have tried stainless steel cleaner and a cleaner used for wheel wells but it didn't get rid of the water spots. Thanks for all your help!
I forgot to add, Dawn Ultra works wonders for cleaning just about anything...


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post #16 of 16 Old 04-18-2019, 11:24 PM
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I bought an aluminum cleaner from amazon , aluminum brute, going to use it this weekend so I will let you know
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