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Old 05-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #1
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Cleaning anodized slide topper covers

Our new-to-us coach has anodized aluminum hardware on all the awnings, door awning, window awnings, and the slide topper covers. It has a sort of gold finish.

Looking for suggestions of best way to clean and shine them up. I read where Bar Keepers Friend may work but I am wondering if any of my metal polishes would do after I give them a good washing??
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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I would be very careful using any kind of abrasive polish. I just wash mine each time I wash the coach and dry them well so they don't spot. Mine are Carefree models with black plastic end caps. The end caps have gotten dingy over the years and did not respond to waxing. I recently removed them to replace my slide toppers. I used some Meguiars polishing compound and cleaned them up the shine came back and then I applied wax. They make the covers look much better.
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I would be very careful using any kind of abrasive polish. I just wash mine each time I wash the coach and dry them well so they don't spot. Mine are Carefree models with black plastic end caps. The end caps have gotten dingy over the years and did not respond to waxing. I recently removed them to replace my slide toppers. I used some Meguiars polishing compound and cleaned them up the shine came back and then I applied wax. They make the covers look much better.
Mine are also Carefree. I will just give them a good washing and see how they look.

I plan to try some of the Mother's 'Back to Black' on the plastic end caps.
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