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Re: another how 2 clean 20 years of grime off mast?

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In the case of alodine and lacquer, isn't the no sanding instruction even more applicable?
You could completely strip rigging and hardware down to a bare spar, strip with lacquer remover, alodine wash with Scotchbrite pads, re lacquer. If your going that route new wiring and rigging would polish it off, and maybe some cool new lights.

Or you could wash it, and go sailing
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Re: another how 2 clean 20 years of grime off mast?

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You could completely strip rigging and hardware down to a bare spar, strip with lacquer remover, alodine wash with Scotchbrite pads, re lacquer. If your going that route new wiring and rigging would polish it off, and maybe some cool new lights.

Or you could wash it, and go sailing
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Ok wash it- it is! no wax , cool LED's big 10-4! wiring too,
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Re: another how 2 clean 20 years of grime off mast?

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aircraft and airstream aluminum is alclad and has a layer of pure aluminum clad to the surface and will prevent corrosion and polish to a shine. the untreated aluminum mast will not polish up like alclad and after many years of exposure is coated with a thick layer of aluminum oxide which prevents further corrosion. sanding it off is not a good choice unless you are going to paint. if you don't want to paint than wash it and keep it clean and go sailing
I thought Airstreams were clad in sheet stainless steel? The Airstream club used to have their annual meet in the town I grew up in and I never saw aluminium oxide on one.
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I thought Airstreams were clad in sheet stainless steel? The Airstream club used to have their annual meet in the town I grew up in and I never saw aluminium oxide on one.
I have never seen a SS airstream. The two I have polished were both alclad aircraft aluminum and where made just after WWII. the reason they clad an aluminum alloys with pure aluminum is so it has the strength of the alloy and the outside surface will not corrode rapidly. pure aluminum is very corrosion resistant but not very strong
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Re: another how 2 clean 20 years of grime off mast?

If your mast is anodized try WD-40. It's very easy to apply, removes dirt and leaves a little shine. Simple.

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