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Will Alumabrite CBX runoff damage glass, plastic, electronics


John Bartolf asked:

Can I use Alumabrite CBX on my hard top, t-top, aluminum framing without worrying about it dripping on the windsheild, vinyl, plastic and electronics? Will your product bring back that new look without polishing afterwards? Where is your closest supplier.


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Alumabrite CBX is an acid based cleaner that will etch glass. It normally does not bother most plastics but could cause streaking on some and it can corrode electronic components and wiring and may streak other metal. It will not harm fiberglass providing it’s rinsed off. You need to mask off and protect these components with plastic sheeting or plastic bags and masking tape or a coating of grease.

Alumabrite CBX will bring back the shiny silver color of aluminum without polishing. We recommend that you do a test to determine the ideal concentration and waiting time before rinsing it off for best results. We also recommend washing it afterwards with a 1:4 solution of Boat Clean Plus and water to remove any residue and neutralize any Alumabrite CBX that may not have been completely rinsed away. After, if you protect it with Alumetron, it will stay bright and shiny and resist corrosion.

You can read the full instructions here: https://www.auroramarine.com/main/directions/english/alumabrite-cbx

All of our dealers are listed in the Find a Dealer section of our Website www.auroramarine.com. If there are no dealers near you, you can order on line in the Buy it Now section.

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora

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