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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2010, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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cleaning an aluminum tool box

Just bought a used tool box and it needs to be cleaned up and made shiny again. What are some good products to bring it back to its glory? I am talking stuff I can get at Wallyworld or local auto parts store, not something I have to order. It isn't that important to me that it look brand new.

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Re: cleaning an aluminum tool box

Try and find some hollywoods cleaner and use it with a powerball. Will make short work of cleaning up aluminum.
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well I would say adams metal polish but you want to buy the crap at wallyworld!!!!!! to bad so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: cleaning an aluminum tool box

use some simple green and alcohol.

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well I would say adams metal polish but you want to buy the crap at wallyworld!!!!!! to bad so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you sell Adam's polishes?

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3M compound and a buffer, when yout done hit it with the car wash of your choice then your favorite aluminum polish

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Thanks fellas. I went down to Wallyworld and picked up some of their crap(too bad so sad). It was the Meguiar's All Metal Polish. The tool box was VERY dull and weathered, but this product brought a very nice high luster look. And it was less than $9.00.

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simple green and alcohol details.. ???
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Thanks fellas. I went down to Wallyworld and picked up some of their crap(too bad so sad). It was the Meguiar's All Metal Polish. The tool box was VERY dull and weathered, but this product brought a very nice high luster look. And it was less than $9.00.
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simple green and alcohol details.. ???
I used just the polish with an orbital buffer and nothing else.

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