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Treating brushed alluiminum

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RJB44, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. RJB44

    RJB44 1/2 ton status

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    The alluminim trim peice on tailgate on my 1991 K Blazer is faded (oxidized). What can I do to bring it back to life? can it be painted?

    Thanks
    RJB
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I'm pretty sure there is a clear coat on it that you would need to remove then buff out the piece then re clear coat it again so it won't tarnish.
     
  3. Skigirl

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    If it's clear coated then treat it like oxidized paint - use some white rubbing compound and buff it out. If it's not coated and is really aluminum, you can shine it up with some 0000 steel wool.
     
  4. tch777

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    I have found that Flitz is awesome on Aluminum. Combine it with their buff Chammy wheel for a drill and you will have that thing bright and shiny in no time flat.

    Tim
     

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