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Old 08-09-09, 02:17 AM
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oxalic acid is a bit expensive, and it's also dangerous. First, try lemon juice or Coke. If that doesn't work, get oxalic acid.

Charles, I have made the mistake of getting acid on aluminum. Is there any hope of restoring the look? If so, how?
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