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    Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Does anyone have any experience with this product?





    Looking to clean up lightly oxidized cast aluminum in engine compartments.

    I found one US distributor that stocks it. At $22.00


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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Sounds like their version of the acidic metal treatment that`s used for so many things.

    What do their instructions say about rinsing/etc. to neutralize it?
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    According to the MSDS Alubright is a combination of Phosphoric and Hydrofluoric Acid with a PH of 1.0

    Direction on usage are as follows:

    Dilute at 1-1 ratio with Water and a dwell time of no more than 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse off with water.
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Quote Originally Posted by Marine Clerk View Post
    According to the MSDS Alubright is a combination of Phosphoric and Hydrofluoric Acid with a PH of 1.0
    It sounds similar to the stuff I use, if not identical. I`d be very, *VERY* careful what you get that on.

    Direction on usage are as follows:

    Dilute at 1-1 ratio with Water and a dwell time of no more than 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse off with water.
    Heh heh, that "rinse off.." could well prove easier said than done, and where`s the rinsed off stuff supposed to go? Someplace where it don`t cause any issues I hope.

    No, not flaming the stuff, I have a product called "Metal Blast" that`s about the same thing. But I`m very, very careful about what I do with it. Heh heh, I sure would *NOT* "spray and brush" anything on a vehicle that I was gonna concours! I basically never spray such products, always brushing/dabbing/wiping them on so I have complete control over where the stuff goes.

    Is that dilution aluminum-specific?
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    According to Arnold Industries website General ratios: 1-1 is for Keying the Surface. 1-20 is for Polishing and Cleaning.

    Referred to as an Acid Detergent for Aluminum, Copper Zinc, etc.

    Looks too Problematic to me. 1L ALUBRIGHT ALUMINIUM CLEANER | Arnold Products Limited
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Marine Clerk- Huh, "acid detergent"..that`s a new one for me. Well, OK...you do rinse off detergents!

    I always have something like that on the shelf, but I seldom use it for anything other than those rare Big Projects. Last time was to clean up the Tahoe`s tailpipe a little.

    But if I`m not careful I`ll start to think how nicely something like this might shine up those aluminum heads...

    I do use a mildly acidic product kinda like this (KRC7, it has Glycolic and Sulfanic acids) to remove the blooming from zinc-plated stuff and I guess this might not be too different once you consider dilution. Never tried KRC7 on the heads, maybe I oughta some time, but it`s awfully mild...
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Looks similar to the Flitz Metal Pre-Cleaners. There is one for all metals and one for aluminum. I use them on motorcycle details. Cuts way down on the amount of metal polishing needed. Comes out better too.
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Quote Originally Posted by DBAILEY View Post
    Looks similar to the Flitz Metal Pre-Cleaners. There is one for all metals and one for aluminum. I use them on motorcycle details. Cuts way down on the amount of metal polishing needed. Comes out better too.
    Ah, what do you do to rinse/neutralize/etc. those? Wonder how the P21s Polishing Soap (think that`s the name) fits in here...

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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    Well, I usually wash the bike`s after using them and the initial rinse. I usually will also use a metal polish afterwards. So I have not really thought about the neutralizing part of it much. I will use P21S Polishing soap as a first step on the chrome. I love that stuff.

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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    DBAILEY- Ah, sounds like the wash/rinse is sufficient neutralizing.

    You don`t use the P21s Polishing Soap on aluminum?

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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    I will if it is a piece that I can use that P21S scrub sponge on, but the FlitZ PreClean for aluminum being a spray allows me to get into all the nooks and crannies of a motorcycle. I don`t do many motorcycles. I only done maybe a half dozen in the past, but a friend (co-worker) with a motorcycle repair shop has started giving me referrals on bikes since he does not have the time to do them himself, but doesn`t want to not provide that service. Motorcycle guys seem more willing to pay for an extensive detail than car guys so far.
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    Re: Race Glaze UK Alubright aluminum deoxidizer

    DBAILEY- Ah, OK, I see...and yeah, I`ve never done a motorcycle but always figured they`d be a *lot* of work to get truly nice.
    Somehow I`d always thought that bikers did such stuff themselves as part of the "pick up your own brass" mentality...my neighbors with the (loud) Harleys spend forever on `em.

 

 

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