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#690361 - Wed Jul 12 2017 08:32 PM Cleaning up a painted metal cabinet
Robert77 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 20 2010
Loc: Manchester, Mich
Hi All, Looking for advice to try to stop and remove the corrosion while bringing back some of the color on this Autolite cabinet. I've seen people talk about using Muriatic Acid on white signs and it having made a major difference in restoring the finish and taking way the rust, but do you mix it? Use it straight then rinse with water? How long do you leave it on there before you wash it off? I'm afraid I'll ruin it even more.


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#690365 - Wed Jul 12 2017 09:06 PM Re: Cleaning up a painted metal cabinet [Re: Robert77]
Loyd Pierce Online   content
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I would not do it on painted metal. I have some super strong pool grade I have used on porcelain signs. Only leave on about 8 minutes rinse with soap and water twice then wax and buff. Use in open air area and don't breath it.

Edited by Loyd Pierce (Wed Jul 12 2017 09:09 PM)
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#690366 - Wed Jul 12 2017 09:14 PM Re: Cleaning up a painted metal cabinet [Re: Robert77]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Use "Mothers Mag Wheel polish". Its like a buffing compound but is very mild. Use with a soft rag or shop towel and it will do as good a job as anything.
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