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Old 04-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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I just got an aluminum 10# CO2 tank, FULL,(re-dated 09/08) from Gearbeer for 45 bucks.

It is a little dirty and oxidized, so what do I have laying around my house to clean it with? I haven't cleaned aluminum for as long as I can remember.

Simplegreen, Barkeepers Friend, Brasso? I have no clue what to start with, so I figured that someone else has recently gone through all this before me.

What cleans aluminum up?
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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elbow grease and a scotchbrite pad.

basso might work for the oxidation.

Unless it's right out in the open, why bother cleaning it? let it be 'industrial!'

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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angle grinder with a polishing wheel...
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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I have trouble recommending BKF enough.

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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start with a vinegar solution bath.

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