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  • Napa Aluminum Brightener

    This weekend I am going to tackel the project of cleaning the now stripped hull of the winter project (See Project Here) After looking around I bought a gallon of NAPA Aluminum brightener. I am planning on spray it on. My big question is how much if any do you dilute the aluminum brightener? Any other tips on using the stuff? I will be doing both the hull and the inside.

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Napa Aluminum Brightener

    Originally posted by luke000 View Post
    This weekend I am going to tackel the project of cleaning the now stripped hull of the winter project (See Project Here) After looking around I bought a gallon of NAPA Aluminum brightener. I am planning on spray it on. My big question is how much if any do you dilute the aluminum brightener? Any other tips on using the stuff? I will be doing both the hull and the inside.

    Thanks in advance!
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      Re: Napa Aluminum Brightener

      If this is the same type of bright er I use and I beleive it is you gota have a water hose ready. Spray first time with boat dry. Let sit till it foams up well.... About 2 minutes. Rinse off thorough. Second time spray with hull wet and let foam up again. This time rinse the crap out of it. I mean be VERY thorough. And did I mention BE THOROUGH. Otherwise it streaks. It will be nice and shiny now. Great stuff. I use it on my wheels and running boards on trailer u name it it works

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        Re: Napa Aluminum Brightener

        I have only used the spray bottle version from Napa. Didn't need to dilute. Make sure you are using gloves and glasses and in well ventilated area. Did the inside of my hull, outside on the driveway, and fumes were pretty potent. Would suggest respirator. Product works well. Made other boat parts come back to life that I thought were trashed.
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          Re: Napa Aluminum Brightener

          Thank you everyone for their input! It was a balmy 46 degrees out today and I did the aluminum brightener. For any future people with the same question I had It is not needed to dilute the acid, I used it full strength and 1 gallon was exactly enough to do the inside and exterior of a 13ft, closed bow, runabout. If anyone has questions, feel free to post them below

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