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    hi,

     

    what is the best way/method to clean an anodized surface from finger marks etc., thanks.

    Posted By: MontanaWay on Nov 06, 2014 05:33PM Category: Front Panel Designer

    hi,

     

    what is the best way/method to clean an anodized surface from finger marks etc., thanks.

     

    really wold appreciate some help, I need to ship some gear but don't want to scratch the anodized surface by cleaning it, thanks.

    Posted By: MontanaWay on Nov 08, 2014 12:03AM

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    Hello,

     

    We recommend cleaning anodized surfaces with a mild soap.

     

    Here are more suggestions from Aluminum Anodizers Council

     

    CLEANING ANODIZED ALUMINUM

     

    Can anodized aluminum be cleaned with a detergent that has a pH of 10, or would that result in scaling or other surface problems?

     

    Factors such as concentration of the detergent solution, duration of exposure, and temperature will influence the results. If the anodized aluminum is cleaned at room temperature and promptly rinsed with clean water, then there should be no problem. If cleaned at an elevated temperature or with prolonged exposure without rinsing, then the cleaning solution would start to attack the anodic oxide and etch the metal. Mild soap is generally preferable to detergent for routine maintenance cleaning.

     

    How do I clean anodized aluminum?

     

    Cleaning anodized aluminum is easy with the right technique. Because anodizing is so hard, you want to use an abrasive cleaning technique with a gentle soap. Do not use harsh acidic or alkaline cleaners because they may destroy the finish. Use solvents with care as they may stain the finish. Regardless of the technique, be sure to try a test area first. One recommended technique is to use an abrasive cleaning sponge with mild dish washing liquid. Always try a test small area first to prevent a widespread problem.

     

    Kind regards,

    Diane

    Posted By: DianeHaensel on Nov 08, 2014 12:19AM

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