[TowerTalk] Aluminum tarnish removal
James C. Hall, MD
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Sun Jul 6 16:43:11 EDT 2008
Wow, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the tip !
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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 6:39 PM
To: James C. Hall, MD; 'TowerTalk List'
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Aluminum tarnish removal
I have had good luck with S.O.S. steel wool soap pads. I know people get
freaked out about the steel part but I never found that to be an issue.
Cleaned up a couple of TA-33's and also a 40' Heights Aluminum towers. This
was a real mistake but once I started I had to finish as it looked so good I
had no choice!
73 Larry WA9VRH
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From: "James C. Hall, MD" <heartdoc at nwtcc.com>
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Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2008 6:21 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Aluminum tarnish removal
> Hi All:
> I noticed this past FD that my F12 C3S had a bit of tarnish that was
> some resistance when trying to nest the tubes after the event. I know I
> probably should have been doing this all along, but what is the consensus
> aluminum oxidation and tarnish removal ? I've tried Scotchbrite pads,
> Brasso, and Maaso metal polish. The Brasso works the best but really takes
> some elbow grease. I worked for a few hours today and got a couple of
> elements looking reasonable but with a few residual tarnish spots. I was
> beat after that !
> There's got to be a better way. I have some Tarn-X, but it says not to use
> it on aluminum.
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