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Removing Scale From Aluminum


How do you clean scale from aluminum? We have an old cast aluminum tea kettle with heavy mineral-scale deposits inside and a little around the openings on the outside.

Warren from Corning, CA



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By mcw 80 1,755 09/18/2008

Boil some water and vinegar and it should loosen the mineral-scale deposits.

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By Dilly (Guest Post) 09/19/2008

Soak in vinegar for several hours. Rinse very well. Polish up using salt and lemon. Put a liberal amount of salt onto the surface of the aluminum object and rub vigorously with half a fresh lemon. Rinse well in very hot water and dry immediately with clean tea-towel.

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By Katya Dolecki 4 4 09/19/2008

Hi there. I would definitely use the product Nevrdull.
I use it on everything that looks silver, my sinks, my tires and good silver and aluminum. You can get it at Walmart, Ace or HomeDepot or on-line. It works like a charm!

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By Louise B. 6 2,520 09/19/2008

If the vinegar doesn't work well enough, use CLR. If your old kettle looks like the one that my mom has, the vinegar is not going to do the job. Just too many decades of build up.

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