The acid that you are referring to is commonly called HF to people
that use or are around it regularly. It's full name is hyroflouric
acid. There's no doubt it will clean the aluminum, but it will also
clean your flesh to the bone literally. This stuff seeks out
calcium.When it comes in contact with flesh, it don't stop eating
untill it is neutralized by the calcium of the nearest bone. Get the
picture? A big bad burn. Use the dilluted stuff with extreme caution;
eye protection, rubber gloves, ect. Medics around chemical plants
that use HF keep a good supply of calcium-gluconate cream on hand
that is messaged into a burn, using rubber gloves, until the patient
gets to the doctor. If you use this matierial, do so with caution.
Keep a garden hose running water nearby in case of an accident. Be
sure to flush a burn at least 15 mins then seek medical attention.
Also, be sure to rinse all alluminum well after cleaning. All of this
may make the Scotchbright pads more apealling.
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