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Aluminum I.D. Tags

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Old 03-29-2005, 01:02:43 AM
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I was just wondering, could anyone give me advise or info as to what would be the best way to clean Aluminum I.D. Tags? it has overspray on this tag and a little tarnished i suppose, the word?.......ummm.........corroded?...but not can still read it,.....its just basically the overspray of paint what bothers me..........from someones previous paint job on this jacobsen i have. i could have saved the old decals on the jake to if they hadn't been painted over.
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I used a plastic bristle brush wheel on my dremel tool to clean up some brass plates that I had got some extra paint on and they turned out beautiful. The only down side is that if there was a background color (like for raise letters) then it gets brushed away as well. The best thing to do if you want to save the background is go at it with some very very fine sand paper very slowly. Use something like 1000 grit or so.
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