Re: Re: [CR]Polishing those hard to get to parts? (fwd)


Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 18:02:52 -0400
From: <nickzz@mindspring.com>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: Re: [CR]Polishing those hard to get to parts? (fwd)

Yea I just got home & read the label.However aren't most Campagnolo components anodised?This layer of protection might be ruined by the Wenol.Then I guess you could continue to use it on the base aluminum material.I have used it successfully on many items but have not used it on anything made from aluminum. Anodising is a chemical process which basically seals the aluminum surface from harmful corosive elements,which can deteriorate the aluminum material.If this seal is already nonfunctional then treating the aluminum with Wenol would restore the shine but not act as a protective barrier as would anodising. The question is does Wenol attack the anodising & thus leave the base aluminum more susceptable to corrosion. I am not a chemist.Just seat of the pants logic here. Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,GA

On Wed, 17 Apr 2002 14:46:24 -0800 Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> wrote:

nickzz@mindspring.com wrote:
>
> Hey Chuck!
> I am not positive,but I seem to remember the label on Wenol states:That it is not recommended for use on aluminum.I'll check for sure when I get home this evening.
> Nick Zatezalo

It says not for use on _anodized_ aluminum. Not the same thing!

Anodizing is a sealed surface that polish doesn't do a thing to. It works _GREAT_ on aluminum!

Chuck