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    Question Cleaning Black Diamond Plate Toolbox

    Any suggestions on how I can clean my tool box? You can't really see the build up past the pollen in the picture. But it's got a white film across the top. Click image for larger version. 

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    I would pour some simple green on it and then go at it with a stiff brush

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    Sounds like someone applied wax to it and let it dry?

    Apply Simple Green when not in direct sunlight (so it wont' dry out quickly), wait 3-5 mins, and like Pikey said -- use a brush. If that doesn't do it then try 3M Adhesive, Tar and Wax Remover.

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    Ha! Caught...

    Aside from the white film the finish was starting to look dull too. That's why I tried waxing it.. I failed. Got some mean green last night, gonna give it a try. Thanks for the advice fellas.

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    everett, massachusetts


    if the box is not too old I would return it . the powder coat must be defective. the alum box requires a coating to prevent the alum from corroding . using acid cleaners/ strong cleaning agents will attack the finish.

    the alum will then turn white powdery as it corrodes.

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    soap, water, dry, then a sponge with wd-40 followed with a dry towel. works great.

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    Thanks for all the input guys. I tested out a spot with mean green and it worked. It took away the white film and shined it up a little.

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