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    Default Polished PS cover stained. Can it be saved?

    Many years ago I purchased a polished cover for the PS fluid resovoir. Unfortunately, at some point when my radiator neck cracked, coolant was thrown all over the engine. The result on my PS cover were stains, or reactions, that I canít seem to remove. Anyone know of this is salvageable? Or am I just going to have to replace it?
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    Have you tried different aluminum polishes?
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    Do you know if it is clear coated or not?

    That can be polished out, water spots.

    You will need a buffing wheel likely or you will spend some time by hand

    Get some never dull and try that first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kermit View Post
    Have you tried different aluminum polishes?
    Tried a couple of different ones. Did absolutely nothing. The filler cap must be totally different because there is t a single spot on it. ����*♂️

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIEngineer View Post
    Do you know if it is clear coated or not?

    That can be polished out, water spots.

    You will need a buffing wheel likely or you will spend some time by hand

    Get some never dull and try that first.
    I’m not sure. I don’t think so? But can’t be certain. Seems like the filler cap might be. It’s a lot deeper shine. Anyways, I’ll try the buffing and the never dull and see what I come up with. If this doesn’t do it I’m gonna order a new one. Maybe orange or CF.

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    Just scuff and paint it f it doesn't pan out.
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