View Full Version : Oxidation on Aluminum Parts
04-09-2011, 07:25 PM
I'm in the process of restoring a Star Premo 4x5 camera and would like to kno what is the best way to remove the white powdery substance from the aluminum parts.
04-10-2011, 07:05 PM
I usually do light cleaning with window cleaner that has a little vinegar in it.
Found this link a few weeks back:
Looks like alka seltzer really works wonders. Not sure what the Pentacon/Contax metal is - looks like nickel-plated steel(?), but I suspect the alka seltzer would work as well with aluminium.
04-10-2011, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the tip and the link Sethasaurus.
04-10-2011, 11:39 PM
Flitz metal polish is, in general, a good product for cleaning/restoring older metal parts and not damaging them.