Cleaning alloy bullbars and side steps

Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 12:43
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Would appreciate any tips on the best materials and cleaners to use on alloy bits such as bullbars and side steps that have become heavily oxidised (ie., have turned a dull grey which does not readily rub off with elbow grease).
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Reply By: Caravan & RV World - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 13:01

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 13:01
G'Day Poitr,

Yes a brilliant solution is a product called Auotsol. Brings up all chrome like new. Use a clean rag to dab it all over the surface, wait 5 mins then polish it off.

You can get autosol from most auto shops.

We also have a stack of RV cleaning products.

http://www.caravanandrvworld.com.au/hardware/sealers-and-cleaners?Page=2&Items=12

Hope this helps...

All the best!
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 14:09

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 14:09
that's 2 for Autosol
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Reply By: sweetwill - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 14:08

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 14:08
hello poitr.
i use a product called purple its the best iv found cheers bill.
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Reply By: P and JM - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 17:53

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 17:53
BRASSO, it's used on motorbikes, roo/bull bars and other aluminium products. I use it on two alloy roo bars and swear by it .

To get good results I apply it, rub off with rag and then give it another rub over with a cleaner rag. As it's hard work it takes a six pack to get the job done.

Cheers P&J
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:12

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:12
There was a product called Alu-bright, made by the same mob that made CT-18 truck wash.

Just spray on, or paint on with a paint brush for heavily oxidised materials, wait 10 mins, and hose off. Comes up like new....

HTH


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Follow Up By: djam1 - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:43

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:43
Black tea straight out of the billy
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 13:47

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 13:47
Yeah? Rub/soak? Scotchbrite or what...?

I've also had good results with Autosol and Brasso
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Reply By: poitr - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:52

Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 18:52
Thanks everyone. I've got plenty to work with
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:08

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 21:08
hi
I have had to do the same thing on my alloy bullbar that went dull i used ordeney cutting compound it comes up black on the polish rag it is advised to do it every 3 months or so
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