Keeping things shiny

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Keeping things shiny

Post by internetscooter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:56 am

Not the most performance enhancing engine question but...

Are there any recommendations for cleaning up aluminium bits and keeping them shiny under salt conditions?

I have Autosol but I wondering if that is the best approach?

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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by RGV » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:20 pm

Ive bead blasted a few engine parts, heads and barrels and stuff, they are holding up well with a squirt of WD40 every now and then. Not a shiny finish but low maintenance.

EDIT. I think shiny alloy would be very high maintenance.

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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by internetscooter » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:19 pm

Ah thanks - good idea. I'll use the Autosol for now but keep that in mind when I do a complete tear down after 2014 :)
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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by DLRA » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:05 pm

I have been using Brite Shine for years, but it's now no longer available. I have half a tin left for special occasions.
This stuff is amazing at how quick and easy it was to use. Used it on anything shiny on the Chev for great results.
Unfortunately I did a piece of silverware for the wife, she was so impressed I got to do it all, for years :-(

The nearest thing I have found to it is Eagle One Never Dull

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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by gidge348 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:35 pm

Has any body tried this stuff

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Mud-X-Rel ... ,2601.html

Works great on clay & mud but I am not sure how it goes on salt?


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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by RGV » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:02 pm

Im going to give this stuff a try. The Poms swear by it, using it on their bikes to stop salt from the roads.

http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.c ... eId=147977

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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by internetscooter » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:33 am

I have started using ACF50 also, it seems to work well if something is not rusted but it leaves a oily finish. Here's the result of an experiment I did. I left this outside covered in salt for a week, guess which side is the ACF50?

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There is a place in Qld you can get it, they also do grease: http://www.blockchemical.com/acf-50-mot ... nformation
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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by RGV » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:15 pm

Thats a good test Paul. Thanx for the link.

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Re: Keeping things shiny

Post by GeeTee » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:32 am

I use lanotec and Inox: Lanotec on the body/guards and the Inox on items such as suspension arms etc

Only one year's experience for me and the Beetle but apart from a few mottled areas on some plated suspension parts, all good!

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