Good Questions: How To Take Care of Aluminum Chairs?

Good Questions: How To Take Care of Aluminum Chairs?

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 10, 2007

Hello AT,

These GoodForm brushed aluminum chairs were featured in an
AT/Craigslist Scavenger a few weeks back and I scored 4 of them
(yay!!). I absolutely adore them, they match my stainless kitchen
table (not the one shown here - this is from their ad) perfectly. But
-- they are from the 1940s (I've been led to understand) and have seen some wear and use over the years, as they should. I am completely paranoid about scratching or ruining them with abrasive cleaners or chemicals. What do I use?...

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There are some small paint drips on two, and some slight yellowing on all four. Any advice would be invaluable!

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Dear ScottB,

Our goto nonscratching abrasive is BonAmi. It's really good. Or Janel says to use Orange Glo Power Paste foaming cleanser.

Anyone else?

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