I have a 1968 Camper Van and the windows are horrible. They were 7 ft long- so we trimmed then down to 3 and 4 foot but as they are out of the walls and the glass is out- I woulds love to polish up the aluminum as much as possible. Any suggestions or experience? Thank you so much!

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We washed our windows with dishsoap and water to clean off all the old dirt and grease, then scrubbed them with a brillo pad, then polished them with Mother's mag & chrome polish. They look brand new! Our trailer had been sitting outside for 10 years. Hope this helps.
Jana, suggest going to Canned Ham Restoration link under SITES WE LIKE on left of home page and scrolling down to video:

Dave & Cindy's 65 Aristocrat - Updated 4-17-09

Mother's Mag & Aluminum Polish

Might give you some ideas! hope this helps. pat & linda
Thank you! I will! That's the "job" for this weekend-Hubby is out of town seeing his Marine Buds so I'm playing...
My windows have been left for 42 years-by the beach! So the products offered will work great for maintenance but I found steel wool (working my way thru different grits) worked best to find the shine-just for others who might need info. I found a window on Ebay that the guy had shined to a great bright shiny surface- he noted what he had used so I "copied" him! Thank you for all the info- I know I'll use the polishes too!




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