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PostSubject: detailing a/c aluminum parts   Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:07 pm

I am going to remove all the a/c lines and drier from my '91 Caprice and clean everything well. I replaced the condenser some time ago and the system has not been recharged. I'm wondering what to do after I get the aluminum parts as clean or cleaner than new. I figure on scrubbing them with steel wool and some kind of liquid cleaner. Afterwards, should I clear-coat them ? What would you do ?Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: detailing a/c aluminum parts   Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:17 pm

You don't want to use steel wool, the fibers are harder than the soft aluminum and will get embedded in the parts and rust, which would look pretty ugly. What is your goal? Make them look new or better than new? A quick google search will net you piles of articles on the subject.
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PostSubject: Re: detailing a/c aluminum parts   Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:41 pm

Copper wool or scotch brite and degreaser of your choice
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PostSubject: Re: detailing a/c aluminum parts   Fri Jan 08, 2016 7:13 pm

3000 sand paper and a good ALUMINUM polish will do the trick

Isopropyl alcohol to clean, then clear coat it to keep the sheen.
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