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I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE IN KENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ALL OR SOME OF THEIR BIKE PLATED IN 24k GOLD. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A BIKE FINISHED IN THIS.
PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS ON 01634 684402
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I would love to get my Fat Boy aluminium disc wheels gold plated to stop them corroding. How often do you visit Finland?

Some drunk idiot, who didn’t otherwise make too much sense (he probably thought the same about me) was going on about some mild acid that the truckers use to clean their aluminium wheels, does anyone know about this?

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It's the same mild acid that's in "aluminum jelly" for cleanig corroded aluminum doors, pots, pans, etc...here's the MSDS on Aluminum Jelly btw...contains phosphoric acis & Xanthan gum too...

Warning from
Product Label: LABEL: Eye and skin irritation. Harmful if swallowed. Contains phosphoric acid. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear rubber gloves when using. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep out of reach of children. This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.
Acute Health Effects: From MSDS:
Toxicity: Skin, eye, and inhalation irritant. TOX1C by ingestion.
Primary Routes of Entry: Acids and alcohol: Inhalation, ingestion, contact.

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: May be injurious to eyes, skin, mucous membranes, and lungs.

Existing Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Respiratory disorders.

Chronic Health Effects: MSDS: No information provided.
Carcinogenicity: MSDS: None of the components of this product are listed as carcinogens by NTP, IARC, or OSHA.
First Aid: MSDS: First Aid Measures:
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Keep individual calm. Obtain medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. Keep individual calm. Obtain medical attention.
Skin Contact: Flush thoroughly with large quantities of water. Obtain medical attention.
Eye Contact: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Obtain medical attention.

Health Rating: 3
Flammability Rating: 0
Reactivity Rating: 0
HMIS Rating Scale: 0 = Minimal; 1 = Slight; 2 = Moderate; 3 = Serious; 4 = Severe;
N = No information provided by manufacturer; * = Chronic Health Hazard
MSDS Date: 2000-06-27
 

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"Product is known to the State of Florida to cause severe swelling and itching of rectal area. Product may result in death, blindness, or hairy palms if applied to groin. Do not use as douche without first diluting with lukewarm water by 50%. Use of Aluminum Jelly for PBJ sandwiches is not recommended for children under the age of 12."

Get some Mother's Aluminum Polish and a rag. You'll love the results. "Collinite Metal Wax" is another terrific aluminum cleaner, but it's hard to find unless you have a well stocked boatyard store around.
 

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"Product is known to the State of Florida to cause severe swelling and itching of rectal area. Product may result in death, blindness, or hairy palms if applied to groin. Do not use as douche without first diluting with lukewarm water by 50%. Use of Aluminum Jelly for PBJ sandwiches is not recommended for children under the age of 12."

Get some Mother's Aluminum Polish and a rag. You'll love the results. "Collinite Metal Wax" is another terrific aluminum cleaner, but it's hard to find unless you have a well stocked boatyard store around.
Mothers or Semichrome Polish. Lots of elbow grease and a boatload of rags will do wonders.
 

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Here's another tip for cleaning badly corroded aluminum: 00 or 000 steel wool, used with a liberal dose of WD-40 or similar light oil Soak a piece of the wool with the oil, and begin scrubbing. Turn and/or discard the wool frequently, as it quickly loses effectiveness. You can take even minor pitting out of the metal with this technique.

Also, 000 or 0000 grade steel wool will remove surface marks (like melted heel rubber from your passenger's pumps) on chrome nicely. Be judicious with this, it does remove some chrome along with whatever else you're taking off.
 
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