Aluminum acid wash
Posted 21 February 2004 - 08:22 AM
Posted 21 February 2004 - 09:21 AM
Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:00 PM
Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:28 PM
finally, a solution to the baked on SOCAL creosote bush plaque
Posted 21 February 2004 - 02:41 PM
I spent a great deal of time running failure analysis in the aerospace industry.
Washing your bike with acid wash is not the hot setup.
Robert (ob1quixote) gave you some very good advise as to make sure you neutralize that acid.
If not removed, it will continue to corrode until it is neutralized. It's nasty stuff.
I have seen parts that failed 2 years after they were assembled due to this type of condition.
If it were me, I would give your parts a baking soda bath with copious amounts of baking soda and water.
Just a suggestion
Posted 21 February 2004 - 04:52 PM
Posted 21 February 2004 - 04:59 PM
Start with low abrasive and move up.
Compound and a 9inch rotary buffer with foam pads can work wonders! Maybe you can find a local auto or boat detailer who can shine it up for you.
Posted 21 February 2004 - 05:29 PM
Owning shiny aluminum is a maintenance curse.
Posted 21 February 2004 - 05:38 PM
Wheels are different from motors. Wheels are cut from large billet of good quality, while motors are cast thin with who knows what quality metal. The motor metal is much less dense, more porous.
Posted 22 February 2004 - 12:51 PM
Posted 23 February 2004 - 05:27 PM
If I remember right the alloy wheel cleaner is sold in three concentrations A,B & C. One for a raw finish, one for a polished finish and one for a clear coated finish. I don't recall which was what. Just remember that that most bikes may have a combo of all three depending on what part of the bike you are cleaning.