For you guys that acid wash ur aluminum

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  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Came across this video on youtube and figured id share with you guys that like to acid wash ur tanks and other aluminum instead of polish, and the damage that acid can do to your equipment.


     
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  3. Tall Mike

    Tall Mike Road Train Member

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    Evan is theeee man ! :thumbup:
     
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  4. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Leaving the acid on for a few minutes is bad.

    A quick spray and rinse won't hurt.

    I used muriatic acid on my 78 Buick. Worked really good on the rust.
     
  5. bonder45

    bonder45 Heavy Load Member

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    I dunno man, I’m a firm believer about doing an acid job before a sand and polish. Really clean the surface off.

    Again, acid, sand and polish. Not just acid and run....haha
     
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  6. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    Same thing goes with using the brightener inside reefers . It looks like a new floor until the holes appear early in the trailers life .
     
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  7. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    I was looking at ways to bring the shine back to my wheels, being I don't have a buffer, nor can I afford one lol while my truck was getting PM'ed I was trying to polish the wheels by hand. My boss at the time came over with a bucket and told me to stand back. He brushed the wheel twice with acid, then sprayed it off and polished it for literally 1 minute, here's before and after KIMG0977.JPG KIMG0976.JPG

    It turned out awesome, but it takes a lot of upkeep to keep that shine
     
  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Painted tanks and chrome wheels,,,much easier.
     
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  9. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    A little off topic here, but it appears that you passenger side of the frame has more rust than the driver side. You can tell that you spend more time on a slow lane of a highway :):D:).
     
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  10. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    My tanks are behind the fairings and I put new dura brights on a couple years ago because I got tired of being robbed by polishers.
     
  11. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    No it's cause there's an oil leak on the driver's side LOL
     
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