Restoring aluminium boat shine

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  1. Mr Efficiency
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    I just happened to be listening to a radio talk-back program featuring a home cleaning remedy expert called Shannon Lush. She had one call from a boat owner wanting to know how to restore the new-boat shine to his aluminium boat. (Not sure you'd want to increase the glare, myself ) The answer was put a few soggy used tea bags in panty hose and wipe over the surface. Easy. Haven't tried it, but apparently the tannic acid will take the oxidation off quite easily. And I doubt it can hurt the metal, I remember aluminium teapots were once pretty common.
     
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    I guess the attraction is that the only cost is in the elbow grease, assuming there are tea drinkers in the household to supply the used bags.
     
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    I think beer is the answer.

    Drink enough of it and you don't give a **** what your boat looks like!
     

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    All good tips......... put on your pantyhose.............fill em with teabags........get drunk.........roll around your boat till its shiny........easy.:eek:
     
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