View Full Version : Restoring an Old Aluminum Row Boat
06-23-2014, 12:32 PM
Hoping someone has some experience here. I have an old alumicraft row boat that came with our cabin and looks like it has been laying in the weeds for about 10 years. Lots of brown and other stains. I tried hitting it with the pressure washing but it wasn't doing the trick. Any ideas on how I can get this back to it shine? Grinder, polishing, chemicals.....
06-23-2014, 12:35 PM
I would get a high speed somthing to do this. NO clue on what type of pad you would use. Its alot of work
06-23-2014, 01:10 PM
I would start with a cleaner like "toon-brite" or something similar.
06-23-2014, 02:56 PM
A lot of "pontooners" use Toon-Brite and many use Air Condition Coil Cleaner (same basic stuff).
I have used Toon Brite but did not really like the results - kind of turned it white. Try just a little bit before going crazy with it.
These guys also have a cleaner and their protectant is fantastic.
06-23-2014, 05:13 PM
S O S PAD AND ELBOW GREASE. WILL SHINE LIKE CRAZY. DID MINE A COUPLE YEARS AGO AND IT STILL LOOKS GREAT. (I don't catch anymore fish though.)
06-23-2014, 05:56 PM
Airplane stripper if you want to get nasty.
06-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Thanks for the help guys. I ended up using a pontoon cleaner and it was so easy. Sprayed it on with a small weed sprayer and rinsed it with a pressure washer. So easy. Thanks for the tips guys. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/ebejutyp.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/2ypu9uze.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/usute9a3.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/24/qyhu2epa.jpg
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06-24-2014, 07:29 PM
That would look pretty cool if you polished it to a mirror finish, check the aircraft related threads and boards, they will have some tips on polishing aluminum.
06-24-2014, 07:44 PM
That cleaned up really well.