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Old 08-12-2017, 08:39 AM   #1
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Anodised Calipers - Corrosion

Hello chaps. Had a search but didn't turn up much, so: any idea on these?



Anodised ally - looks like corrosion from a wheel cleaner to me. Not bad but would like to lift them if I can. Mechanically they don't need a refurb so I'm loathed to go through the drama of getting them re-anodised. I'm a sucker for an original finish so don't want them painted.

Tried Surfex so far. Likely needs an abrasive, but obviously want to be careful as if it's too aggressive there's no going back. I fear the Britemax Twins may be a bit too much.

Of course if the white spots are indeed the anodised layer sacrificing itself as it should then I'll probably end up with a bare ally spot instead!

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Have you tried a cleaner polish AIO?




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Old 08-12-2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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The white looks like mineral deposits from some dried on cleaner or other. LeeH's suggestion sounds like a good one - Britemax AIOMax, BH Cleanser Polish, or even just a paint cleaner on an old sacrificial MF towel, should help, at least let you see what you're really dealing with.
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Sadly when the anodising is pitted it normally needs either sanding back down and you can repaint and then add fresh stickers, or preferably refurbishing.

Had enough Porsche brakes do this so becoming an expert. I'd refurb if you can shoulder the expense.
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Thanks all. For what it's worth I'll probably have a go with a paint cleanser, but I think you have the measure of the situation Griff.

Will get them done at some point but not a priority as they work. Plus it's 17 years old now and there to be thrashed!
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