Top 10 Aluminum Cleaners
for January 2023

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Aluminum is a metal that's commonly used for cookware, but it's prone to tarnishing. Cleaning aluminum cookware usually involves using products that treat it or polishes it. But they aren't all created equal, so it's important to find a cleaner that works for you.

Aluminum is a soft metal that's prone to corrosion, scratching and denting. To clean aluminum, you simply dampen a soft cloth with soapy water and rub the clean, dried cloth on the surface. To polish aluminum, start by rubbing the cleaner with steel wool, then buff it with a soft cloth.

MOOZ Reviews tests aluminum cleaners in the Lab, evaluating performance factors like cleaning power and ease of use. We also evaluate how much product you need and how well it works on different types of aluminum. Our top pick is the 3M Aluminum Cleaner, which removes tarnish from most aluminum surfaces.

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WHITE DIAMOND Metal Polish with Long Lasting Sealant, 12 fl oz is a Cleaner, Polisher and protectant All in one. Removes Oxidation and Discoloration from Aluminum, Brass, Chrome and Many Other Metals

WHITE DIAMOND Metal Polish Long with Lasting Sealant

by White Diamond
What We like

Use it around the house as a stainless steel cleaner, brass door knobs, fixtures, metal railings etc.

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Product Features

  • White Diamond metal polish can be used for a variety of uses including (but not limited to)
  • A one step metal polish that cleans, polishes and protects multiple metal surfaces
  • Car detailing, motorcycle detailing, antique restoration, musical instrument care, marine care
  • aircraft care, head light restoration, wheel cleaning, diamond plate, trailer maintenance and more.
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Meguiar's G14324 Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner, 24. Fluid_Ounces

Meguiar's G14324 Hot Aluminum Rims Wheel Cleaner

by Meguiar's
What We like

VERSATILE USE: Safely and effectively cleans uncoated polished aluminum, as well as alloy, anodized and powder-coated wheels

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Product Features

  • ALUMINUM WHEEL CLEANER: Meguiars safest, least-aggressive cleaner is designed specifically for uncoated aluminum and other sensitive materials
  • IDEAL FOR AFTERMARKET: The ideal choice for aftermarket wheels that often have sensitive and delicate surfaces
  • EFFECTIVE FOAMING ACTION: Our Extreme Cling foam grabs the wheels surface to effectively and gently dissolve dirt, brake-dust buildup and road grime
  • ULTRA-SAFE: Gentle cleaning agents wont harm wheels or brake components
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Duragloss 861 Automotive Aluminum Cleaner and Brightener, 1 Gallon, 1 Pack

Duragloss 861 Automotive Cleaner Aluminum and Brightener

by Duragloss
What We like

NOT recommended for highly polished aluminum

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Product Features

  • Spray on wait three minutes and rinse
  • Industrial strength
  • Brightens aluminum
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Bosh Chemical Alumabright Aluminum Cleaner & Brightener & Restorer (2 Gallon Case)

Bosh Chemical Alumabright Aluminum Cleaner & & Brightener Restorer (2 Gallon Case)

by Bosh Chemical
What We like

Works quickly to bring back dirty, oxidized, or stained aluminum. Simply spray on with a pump sprayer, allow to product to "sit" and foam up. Rinse with cold pressurized water.

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Product Features

  • Highly concentrated and non fuming detergent. Removes aluminum stains, carbon, diesel exhaust smoke, grease and oils.
  • Removes oxidation and stains on aluminum. Excellent for removing road salt.
  • Save over $25 with this 2 Gallon Value Pack!!
  • Aluminum Cleaner, Brightener, and Restorer
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Duragloss 552 Marine and RV Aluminum Cleaner and Brightener, 1 Gallon, 1 Pack

Duragloss 552 Marine and Aluminum RV Cleaner and Brightener

by Duragloss
What We like

Package Dimensions: 10.16Cm (L) X 18.415Cm (W) X 27.94Cm (H)

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Product Features

  • Package Quantity: 1
  • Package Weight: 4.196 Kg
  • Product Type: Cleaning Agent
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Assault Racing Products A6021-4 15 x 2 Oval Partial Finned Polished Aluminum Air Cleaner Assembly Retro

Assault Racing Products A6021-4 15 x 2 Oval Finned Partial Polished Aluminum Air Cleaner Assembly Retro

by Assault Racing Products
What We like

"Partial" finned top design

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Product Features

  • Includes stainless bolt
  • Polished cast aluminum
  • Overall dim. - 15" L x 8 1/4" W x 3" H
  • 2" tall paper filter
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Zing 188 WHITE Professional Aluminum Pontoon & Boat Cleaner (1 quart), 32. Fluid_Ounces

Zing 188 WHITE Professional Aluminum & Pontoon Boat Cleaner (1 quart)

by Zing
What We like

Easy application with ZING Applicator Mop (sold separately)

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Product Features

  • Phosphate free
  • Safe on unpainted aluminum when used as directed
  • Quickly removes grease, grime, lime deposits and stains from algae
  • Size: Quart
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JJV'S BEST ALU100-G Aluminum Cleaner (1 Gallon)

JJV'S BEST ALU100-G Cleaner Aluminum (1 Gallon)

by JJV's Best
What We like

1 gallon bottle

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Product Features

  • Use on bare aluminum only; Not for polished or anodized aluminum
  • Safe and environmentally-friendly; acid-free
  • No scrubbing, just spray on and rinse off
  • Cleans and brightens pontoon tubes from top to bottom
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Aluminum Cleaner & Brightener & Restorer-2 Gallon case

Quality Chemical Aluminum Cleaner & & Brightener Restorer-2 Gallon case

by Quality Chemical
What We like

Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning.

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Product Features

  • Safe for use on most aluminum surfaces, machinery, parts, trucks or trailers, pontoons.
  • A quick and safe method of cleaning and stain removal. Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer
  • Highly concentrated. Cleans and brightens in one operation.
  • Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration. Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer.
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Aluminum Cleaner & Brightener & Restorer-1 Gallon (128 oz.)

Quality Chemical Aluminum Cleaner & & Brightener Restorer-1 Gallon (128 oz.)

by Quality Chemical
What We like

Contains corrosion inhibitors to keep rust from returning.

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Product Features

  • Highly concentrated. Cleans and brightens in one operation.
  • Safe for use on most aluminum surfaces, machinery, parts, trucks or trailers, pontoons.
  • Removes oxidation, stains and discoloration. Excellent for removing road salt corrosion on your aluminum trailer.
  • A quick and safe method of cleaning and stain removal. Cleans and brightens aluminum and metal surfaces on your boat, RV and trailer

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