How to Protect Aluminum From Fading, Oxidation and Corrosion
To make aluminum surfaces look brand new or stay looking new, use our coatings to protect your surfaces from fading, oxidation and corrosion. Our coatings are easy to apply, scratch-resistant and clear, to make your surface look smooth and shiny. For architectural metal, use Everbrite. For automotive, marine, and highly polished aluminum, use ProtectaClear.
Aluminum Shines Bright
BEFORE & AFTER
Aluminum Damaged by Stucco or Mortar
Stucco or Mortar can stain and ruin the finish of Aluminum. Aluminum window frames can be restored with Everbrite™.
Anodized Aluminum is common on storefronts, but the stained or ruined look can take away from your business. These surfaces can be ruined and stained by stucco, mortar, cement or acid-based cleaners. This can take off the finish, creating stains and uneven texture. To restore the color, luster, and finish of the Anodized Aluminum, use Everbrite Clear Protective Coating.
First, test the aluminum 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 aluminum is clean and wet, then further cleaning is necessary. Clean the aluminum until the look is satisfactory when still wet. If the aluminum cannot be cleaned to look good when still wet, then Everbrite™ will probably not be able to help you.
After cleaning the aluminum, apply Everbrite™ to restore the finish and protection of aluminum.
Even new anodized aluminum can be ruined by pitting or staining by stucco or mortar which ruins the protective finish. Acids can also damage the topcoat of the anodized aluminum, causing stains and damage.
Everbrite™ has restored and protected these aluminum window frames saving the contractor thousands of dollars.
Anodized aluminum extrusions come in clear anodized aluminum which has the look of bare aluminum. Anodized aluminum also comes in colors like bronze and also in brightly colored aluminum.
When the finish is removed by harsh chemicals, stucco or mortar, the aluminum can have white stains which ruin the look of the anodized aluminum. There are also many colors of anodized aluminum which fade, chalk and look dull. Everbrite™ will restore the color and luster and will rejuvenate the anodized aluminum to look great again.
Everbrite™ will also restore the color and luster of colored anodized aluminum as well.
HOW TO RESTORE DAMAGED ALUMINUM
Clean the aluminum. The amount of cleaning will depend on the condition of the anodized aluminum. If the window frames or extruded anodized aluminum is just dull or faded, it can be washed with our Concentrated Cleaner or mild soap and water. Microfiber cloths are not expensive and will clean the metal very effectively. If the anodized aluminum is pitted or stained, you might need a no-scratch cleanser like BonAmi (available at hardware or grocery stores) or Prep Pads included in the kits. (Do NOT use regular steel wool, small pieces can remain on the window frame and will rust). Rinse thoroughly, use a cloth or brush if necessary. Let dry. If any oxidation remains, wipe with clean cloth or microfiber cloth.
Wipe down the anodized aluminum with a clean solvent like denatured alcohol (not isopropyl alcohol - it leaves a film) or xylene (a cleaning solvent available at hardware stores). This will remove any cleaning residue, fingerprints and will make sure that the aluminum is clean. Make sure to wear personal protection - nitrile or neoprene gloves and protective eyewear is recommended.
Apply Everbrite™ Protective Coating. Everbrite™ can be applied with a natural bristled paint brush or with a paint applicator or rolled on with a microfiber roller. Two coats are recommended for most applications.
Everbrite™ will restore the color and luster of the anodized aluminum and will protect the metal from sun fading, oxidation, salt air corrosion, acid rain and other damaging elements.
Try the Everbrite™ Restoration Process on your anodized aluminum window frames, storefront, anodized aluminum extrusions or curtain-wall. You will be amazed at the restoration.
When to use EVERBRITE™
When to use PROTECTACLEAR®
High Shine Aluminum:
Automotive Rims and Wheels
Marine Boat Surfaces
Aluminum Auto Surfaces
Customer Reviews for Aluminum
"Hello, My name is Bruce Westendorf. My wife, Diana, and I own and operate a tour boat business in Savannah, GA. Our boat is a custom welded aluminum (5086 and 6061) jet boat. I put it in the salt water in March of 2001 and have been battling the spots salt water makes on the aluminum ever since. In addition, the areas around the cowlings turned a nasty yellow blotched color from the diesel fumes that really looked bad. I have tried an assortment of waxes, all of which work to bring the shine back when enough time is spent, but a day later all of the above conditions are back. You already know the results we have achieved from the application of your product. I am greatly impressed. My transom and gunnels look absolutely beautiful after a full month of exposure to the salt water and diesel fumes. Simply wash and dry at the end of the day. Life with unpainted aluminum in salt water is now good. Many thanks."