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Old 11-17-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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Skylight Ruined?


my stucco contractor got a bunch of stucco and color coat on a custom

built skylight, on the aluminum frame.

so while i was gone he trys to clean it off with macuric acid!!!

the aluminum frame finish now looks like general motors balance sheet

in other works it looks like sheet!!

this skylight cost $1,575.00

how can i fix the frame?

polish? paint?

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #2
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Eek!

If it's not a fixed frame, you could get it buffed and anodized. Only thing I can think of after the muri was used.

What kind of finish was on the aluminum? What exactly was the result of the muri on it. Did it just leave black streaks on it? How bout hitting it with a buffing/polishing wheel to get a plain brushed finish?

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I had my painters completely paint my skylight frames to match my pella windows...you'd never know the deference. Don't forget to back charge for your time.


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Old 11-18-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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I had my painters completely paint my skylight frames to match my pella windows...you'd never know the deference. Don't forget to back charge for your time.


http://www.myperfectcolor.com/Popula...r-com-s/13.htm

Nice home J, that is a good link, MYPERFECTCOLOR, do you use it often ? how, exactly is it usefull ?. thanx, G
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well the finish looks all streaked and matted.

no pits or gouges but it looks like someone poured milk on it and it flash dryed

i haven't done anything to it yet but polishing may be the thing to do.
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Just buff the crap outta it. Something similar has happened to me few years back (also with Pella windows) when my "experienced" painter sprayed the stain on the aluminum frame. You just have to buff it out. The only problem is....it takes some time to get it done. This article can help out a bit as well, http://www.pfonline.com/articles/069801.html. Good luck
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Nice home J, that is a good link, MYPERFECTCOLOR, do you use it often ? Just used them once to date for the project you see above how, exactly is it usefull ? They shipped out my order the next day. thanx, G
Thanks G for the comment, that rebuild project was a true challenge in so many ways

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Why buff? Just hit the skylight frame with some 000 fine steelwool,acetone,mask off,prime,paint...done deal

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