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Hi , what is the recommended process for removing anodize from original aluminum trim that won’t eat the aluminum so it can be polished. ??

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Last time I did it I used Drano crystals I got at the box store, HD oven cleaner my still work as well . Keep an eye on it and don't leave it overnight
Also check out the videos on you tube, that my be helpful too.
I did the rear panel moldings on my 69 Chevelle and cleared them and polished the clear.

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HD oven cleaner and some 0000 steel wool then tap the dents out, file sand and polish.
They will oxidize fairly quickly if you don't re-anodize them- OR maybe clear powder coat, GUESS you could use catalyzed clear coat/however if it chips or scratches it will tarnish.
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you can buy a powder to mix with water. Eastwood used to sell it. I didn't have good luck with oven cleaner.
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Ok , thanks Jason
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Might try this:
https://www.caswellplating.com/anodi...-solution.html

I haven't myself (yet), but it is a brite-dip anodize not the trim so it should be the right stuff. If you do try it, please report back.
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Might try this:
https://www.caswellplating.com/anodi...-solution.html

I haven't myself (yet), but it is a brite-dip anodize not the trim so it should be the right stuff. If you do try it, please report back.
I stripped the anodized surface on moldings from my 71 Nova. Polished them to a chrome-like finish and sprayed Boeshield T-6 on them to protect ... Craig
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