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cleaning the aluminum parts (1/6)
 10/14/15 3:16pm
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what do you guys use to clean the aluminum suspension parts on your cars?
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Re: cleaning the aluminum parts (2/6)
 10/15/15 10:34am
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I use aluminum wheel cleaners...easy and hoses off.
Re: cleaning the aluminum parts (3/6)
 10/15/15 1:02pm
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Shocked Wait...whut?!?!? Yer s'posed to CLEAN the suspension stuff TOO?!?

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Aluminuminum wheel cleaners work pretty well...just be sure to follow the directions. If left on too long, they can discolor the parts.


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Re: cleaning the aluminum parts (4/6)
 10/15/15 1:48pm
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if real dirty and have been neglected for long, spray type brake cleaner will remove a lot of the crud.  

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Re: cleaning the aluminum parts (5/6)
 10/16/15 12:58pm
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I agree with Caledonia. I have read elsewhere about brake cleaner for aluminum. Also mentioned was to remove it after no more than 10 minutes of application. I would try 5 or 6 minutes first, until you can judge how aggressive it works. I would also cover anything you don't want ruined, like body paint near where you use it!
Re: cleaning the aluminum parts (6/6)
 10/18/15 3:07pm
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I use Nevr-dull, mothers Aluminum polish and lots and lots of patience.  The results will vary based on how badly oxidized your parts are.


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