'Tarnished' aluminium

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9 years 8 months ago #33403 by Andrea
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I have an old aluminium butter dish that is very tarnished, I suppose, though I wouldn't have thought it would tarnish. It has gone very dull and spotty. Is there some way I can fix that?

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9 years 8 months ago #443516 by spoook
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Boil it with rhubarb ..... I am sure that was the way I used to clean aluminium pans.

Failing that, read here ........ [;)]

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9 years 8 months ago #443533 by Flossie
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The husband says Aluminium corrodes unless its anodised, you can clean it with scotch brite which will make it dull or to get it shiny, take it to an engineering place and get them to polish it.

~Flossie~

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9 years 8 months ago #443536 by RichardW
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You could chrome it,these people do work for me and they are very good

www.plating.co.nz/

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9 years 7 months ago #443559 by Andrea1
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Thanks for the replies. It's really just a little knick-knack I don't want anymore, so I was going to tart it up and put an herbed chevre log on it and use it as a raffle prize for our goat club show next month. It looks pretty grotty right now.

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9 years 7 months ago #443716 by kai
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you can use brasso or any metal polish. If you have a polishing disk for your drill or hobby tool (dremmel) you can use that to save elbow grease.

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9 years 7 months ago #443754 by Andrea1
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Thanks, kai - I think I'll mess around with it and see what I can come up with. I've also found an old can of spray-on gold paint, so I could really have some fun with it, and then just set the cheese on a small plastic plate off off the metal.

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