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aluminum daimond plate ?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by groundbreakers, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 828

    i know this doesnt have anything to do with winter .. but i just went to Lowe's .. and bought one of those tool box's for the back of your truck bed ... when i pulled it out of the box ... i noticed there a few spots ( by the seams were its welded at ) are dull from the mirror plate shininess ..... is there a way to get rid of the blemishes .. i guess im a detail freak .. LOL when you buy new ... you expect new finishes .. just thought id ask ..
  2. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    can't think of anything right off. since it's a tool box, it's on a work truck. and if it's anything like our work truck, we use them heavily and after a year or two you won't even notice the blemish due to all of the dings and dents. at least its not on your corvette. hope this makes you feel better.
  3. Ding

    Ding Member
    Messages: 62

    Polish with Mother's, or Flitz, or Never-Dull or other quality Aluminum polish. Likely oxidation has caused it to dull.
  4. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    Never-dull is great!!!!!
  5. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I used to swear by Flitz and Wenol but for about a year now I've been using a product called "Speedy".It comes in a quart bottle and it's a liquid. Work's like nothing else I've ever used and I've used them all.It's a little hard to find though,the only places I know to buy it are some truck stops and certain big truck "chrome shop's". I can't even find it on the web.
  6. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    if the mothers or never-dull and buffing doesn't work for ya, try some muriatic acid. It is used when the boxes get older and oxidized. You will have to buff it after with mothers, but it will remove the discoloration caused by the alum heating up durring tig welding
  7. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    You better figure out if it's clear coated before you try ANY of this!

    If you have a clear coated box, any of the above methods will remove the clear coat from the adjacent area (the acid on anything it touches!), so you may get a nice shine temporarily, but now with the clear coat removed the unprotected area will oxidise and you have a BIGGER dull area.....

    If it's clear coated leave it alone- you'll only make it worse. If it's NOT clear coated, give it 3 months and it'll all be oxidised the same anyway! Mine has a nice patina all over- the dull spots from the welds are long blended in.