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Cleaning aluminium top box
« on: January 04, 2021, 05:05:00 pm »
Hi All,

Can someone please tell me what to use to cleam marks, etc on an aluminium top box?

I have a set of SW Motec panniers and top box that has some type of streaks on it and I want to clean it up.

Any help will be appreciated
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 05:59:33 pm »
Hi All,

Can someone please tell me what to use to cleam marks, etc on an aluminium top box?

I have a set of SW Motec panniers and top box that has some type of streaks on it and I want to clean it up.

Any help will be appreciated

My go to is always Autosol.  8) Have to tried Benzine just incase its just surface staining? Or Jaegie regurge?   ::)
« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 06:01:21 pm by Welsh »
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 06:00:42 pm »
Autosol alu polish Sal seker werk, maar, dan aan di anderkant is jy porra, gekookte koolsop aftreksel Sal mooi polish....
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 06:06:04 pm »
Hi All,

Can someone please tell me what to use to cleam marks, etc on an aluminium top box?

I have a set of SW Motec panniers and top box that has some type of streaks on it and I want to clean it up.

Any help will be appreciated

My go to is always Autosol.  8) Have to tried Benzine just incase its just surface staining? Or Jaegie regurge?   ::)
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 06:06:30 pm »
Autosol alu polish Sal seker werk, maar, dan aan di anderkant is jy porra, gekookte koolsop aftreksel Sal mooi polish....
n mens mors nie met kos nie
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 06:07:37 pm »
Hi All,

Can someone please tell me what to use to cleam marks, etc on an aluminium top box?

I have a set of SW Motec panniers and top box that has some type of streaks on it and I want to clean it up.

Any help will be appreciated

My go to is always Autosol.  8) Have to tried Benzine just incase its just surface staining? Or Jaegie regurge?   ::)
thanks Welsh
I struggled to find Autosol, but Louis pointed me to Startline, they stock it.  :thumleft:
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 06:09:19 pm »
it looks like surface stains, so will try benzine 1st. If not, I can always get autos from King Levine
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 06:11:33 pm »
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2021, 12:33:44 am »
@ Psycho Porra........................... ek het 'n alu bootjie gehad, en tamatiesous gemix met Chemico (daai pienk paste/cream) het altyd AMAZING gewerk. Apply met 'n sponsie met daai growwe skuurkant.
Smeer die t/sous of t/paste sommer met jou hande aan, los so rukkie (dit word so blouerig moenie worry nie), en dip dan daai growwe sponsie in die Chemico en laat waai.
Maak ;n alu roofrack, chequeredplate ens ens ook BAIE mooi.
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 09:19:27 pm »
@ Psycho Porra........................... ek het 'n alu bootjie gehad, en tamatiesous gemix met Chemico (daai pienk paste/cream) het altyd AMAZING gewerk. Apply met 'n sponsie met daai growwe skuurkant.
Smeer die t/sous of t/paste sommer met jou hande aan, los so rukkie (dit word so blouerig moenie worry nie), en dip dan daai growwe sponsie in die Chemico en laat waai.
Maak ;n alu roofrack, chequeredplate ens ens ook BAIE mooi.
Maak die growwe kant van die sponsie nie skuur merke in die metaal nie ?
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2021, 10:01:21 am »
@ Psycho Porra........................... ek het 'n alu bootjie gehad, en tamatiesous gemix met Chemico (daai pienk paste/cream) het altyd AMAZING gewerk. Apply met 'n sponsie met daai growwe skuurkant.
Smeer die t/sous of t/paste sommer met jou hande aan, los so rukkie (dit word so blouerig moenie worry nie), en dip dan daai growwe sponsie in die Chemico en laat waai.
Maak ;n alu roofrack, chequeredplate ens ens ook BAIE mooi.
Maak die growwe kant van die sponsie nie skuur merke in die metaal nie ?

Nee, dis daai plastiek sponsies, obviously nie staal nie. Jy kan sommer jou hande ook gebruik om die Chemico aan te smeer. Die Chemico in die ronde tub is so tipe paste, jy kan die Bottel ook koop, dis 'n room.
Maar die paste krap nie, as jy hom mix met die tamatie paste is hy so jellierig.
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2021, 10:07:07 am »
The only thing I found with autosol was that the box may end up with a mirror finish

Waterpaper?
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 10:22:41 am »
Rubbing compound.  8)
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2021, 12:25:04 pm »
As per DavidMorris post, those boxes are normally some form of light brush finish. Autosol or the like will bring a brighter finish and you will then need to do the whole box if you just do one area in the hope that it sorts it.
practise somewhere where its not visible normally, first
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 02:27:42 pm »
.....Just use Olmeca gold..... you know where to get that I think?!  :pot:
Rub to a dull shine with your ou onnerbroek.... :laughing4:
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Re: Cleaning aluminium top box
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2021, 01:00:29 pm »
Porra,

if all else fails try a shotgun with birdshot, from say 15m distance.
There will be new marks all over then so your old marks won't bother you in the least anymore  :lol8:
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