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Plus 2 Window frames

PostPost by: alfadave » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:31 pm

Anyone got any tips for cleaning/restoring the aluminium window frames on a Plus 2.
Autoglym metal polish isn't man enough for the job.

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PostPost by: EPC 394J » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Assuming it’s the chrome you’re talking about? Tinfoil and vinegar has worked well for me in the past! Sounds bizarre I know. But give it a try!
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PostPost by: alfadave » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:20 pm

Sorry, I mean the drop glass frames to the doors.
Seems like aluminium?
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:02 pm

I'm sure they're chrome, perhaps they've got to the point of re-plating?
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PostPost by: alfadave » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:23 am

Very badly pitted.....might need blasting/chemical treatment first
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PostPost by: alfadave » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:58 pm

Tried a magnet on mine ....no attraction.
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:32 pm

The window frames on the plus 2 are chrome plated brass - so not magnetic! Its actually quite unusual for the chrome not to respond to polishing - on ALD I had a quick go at mine using brasso and was amazed how well they came up. I'll follow the relatively aggressive brasso with some solvol and mine should be looking pretty good.
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