Fix stained Anodised Aluminium Joinery
Anodized aluminium extrusions can come in clear anodized aluminium which has the look of bare aluminium, and also comes in colours like bronze and other brightly coloured aluminium.
When the finish is removed by harsh chemicals, stucco or mortar, cement or acid based cleaners the surface becomes damaged with white stains which ruins the look.
Clear and coloured anodized aluminium (which fades, chalks and looks dull) can be rejuvenated and protected to look great again.
You can restore the lustre (and colour) of the anodized aluminium by replacing the missing topcoat with Everbrite Clear Protective Coating. First, test the aluminium by cleaning a section and observing when it is clean and wet. The water will replicate the topcoat and if the stains disappear, then when Everbrite replaces the topcoat, your problem is solved. If the stains do not disappear when the aluminium is clean and wet, then further cleaning is necessary. Clean the aluminium until the look is satisfactory when still wet. Some customers have used 1500 grit wet and dry sandpaper they have managed to clear away the very toughest stains.
The photo below shows how a home's anodised aluminium had been badly stained/ damaged by a house chemical wash.
" Thank goodness we were able to fix the problem - now our window frames are as good as new again"