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    Hi Wonder if anyone knows when the aluminium of the PC chasiss eg the pci slot bracket and the metal parts of the I/O components of the motherboards become less shiny, what can we use to 'polish' or wipe it such that it become 'shiny' again.

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    There is going to be allot of small places there that you will have a hard time getting into. Never-Dull along with other metal polish will leave residue behind in those hard to reach places. It may make things look worse then it was before being polished. But Never-Dull is the stuff to go with.

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    Brasso.

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    Brasso runs out too fast. I've been using the same can of Nevr-Dull for close to 12 years. It doesn't dry out, won't spill and doesn't require using a 2nd cloth to apply it plus you can use a wad of it repeatedly. Try squeezing Brasso out of a rag and reusing it.

    Not that I'm picking on you or Brasso, I used it for years to polish badges (back in my rent-a-cop days) and for polishing aluminum parts under the hood of my hot rod. Once I discovered Nevr-Dull I never looked back.

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    Sal right. We use brasso for everything though. Fixing scrtached CD's, cleaning tile, etc....really haven't found much it won't clea. THough the dog didn't appreciate the attempt......

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    Mother's Mag & Aluminum polish.
    Clean the dry dust out with a new tooth brush.
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    ah...benny hill, comic genius, one of our very best sadly missed, try dick emery, and the carry on films, too if you like BH.

    ken dodd, too,VERY VERY highly recommended, ahh, and tommy cooper, all will have you in stitches.

    oops off topic....

    I use brasso, but yes it is hard work and does leave a residue, I use on cd's, too, doesn't solve all problems tho'

    if its oxidation, you could try something mildly acidic, or alkali, like the age old vinegar or other acid, or, perhaps baking soda, or even what's called jif, which changed to cif, its kitchen cleaner, quite abrasive but liquid which you may not want. probly all sorts of household kitchen or outdoor products will do the trick

    contrary to belief, you can immerse your pcb in mild soap water, as long as its turned off, discharged, and you rinse and let it totally dry b4 reusing, however, it may 'dilute' and ruin the labels a bit. its quite hard to get some kinds of dust off, fully.

    you may also get things like pewter/silver cleaning cloths impregnated.

    it will reoxidise, so you'll have to do it again, probly, I doubt its really important, I would just use it as it is, you shouldn't see it.

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    Hi everyone, Thank you so much. I will be checking out the stores for these.

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