Originally Posted by kenh3497
Oven cleaner is a caustic material. Also some of your household cleaners might work. If it feels very "slippery" and when you rinse you fingers if it feels like you can't rinse it off, it is most likely a caustic product.
PS. Birchwood Casey make an aluminum blackening solution. It works very well. Just make sure there is NO oil on the surface, even from your fingers. The no oil goes for whatever solution you use.
I will give the oven cleaner a test tonight The vinegar was a bust..
I'm looking for something that works rather quickly so I can control the amount of "dirtying up".
Maybe even Clear Sealer, Matt, Satin, would give a different look.
Muriatic Acid did not effect the aluminum. I'm sure it would "eventually" but not rapidly enough to control.
Gun Bluing solution also had no immediate effect. Used on bare steel the effects are instant
still waiting on the Oven Cleaner
Also waiting on Drain cleaner "Draino"