Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-30-2009, 12:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,292
Washing aluminum trailers

What's the best way to clean aluminum horse trailers? Not looking for a show quality finish, just something that might brighten it up a little. I've read on-line about acid washes that tend to turn the aluminum white. Don't want that. I want something safe, that won't hurt the aluminum.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-30-2009, 12:11 AM
kmaysob's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: mesa az
Posts: 1,673
dawn dish soap. stay away from superclean, purple power and the likes.
__________________
have no worries.....President Obama swears "If you like your gun, you can keep it
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-30-2009, 07:20 AM
G-Benz's Avatar
Razorback Soccer Dad
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Dallas/Fort-Worth
Posts: 5,711
How about wheel cleaners? Supposedly safe for alloys, yet powerful enough to remove dirt and grime that accompanies them...
__________________
2009 ML350 (106K) - Family vehicle
2001 CLK430 Cabriolet (80K) - Wife's car
2005 BMW 645CI (138K) - My daily driver
2016 Mustang (32K) - Daughter's car

Last edited by G-Benz; 03-30-2009 at 07:25 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-30-2009, 07:32 AM
The Safety Geek
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts
Posts: 254
You are correct in assuming that the 'acid' cleaners will 'whiten' the aluminum, I too would stay away from them. One cleaner you may want to consider is Simple Green. Mild, not too toxic, I use it on my wheels, and for my hands too. Good luck.
__________________
1992 500SEL 25K
1995 E320 40K
1995 SL600 120K
2002 JX8 Sport 43K
2005 Volvo S40 95K
2006 Isuzu NPR 304K (Frankencamper)
2007 Crown Victoria 150K
2014 Smart Electric 20K
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-02-2009, 10:45 PM
Palangi's Avatar
L' Résistance
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Republique de Banana
Posts: 3,496
Aluminum oxidizes instantly when exposed to air. I don't thinl you will ever find a long term remedy short of using some sort of clear coating.

__________________
Palangi

2004 C240 Wagon 203.261 Baby Benz
2008 ML320 CDI Highway Cruiser
2006 Toyota Prius, Saving the Planet @ 48 mpg
2000 F-150, Destroying the Planet @ 20 mpg



TRUMP .......... WHITEHOUSE
HILLARY .........JAILHOUSE
BERNIE .......... NUTHOUSE
0BAMA .......... OUTHOUSE
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page