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My cylinders are black with the aluminum edges. On the inside between the jugs it seems that the edges are very dull. Does anyone have any special methods of bringing these up that wont leave some type of residue on the black portion? I thought about using maybe some 2000 grit sandpaper or a scotch brite and then some Neverdull on them. Anyone have any input.

Also the black inside of the fins looks a little duller than the rest of the engine, does anyone have any tricks to cleaning the black powder coating?

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Yes. The S100 product line is good for cleaning and brightening. Also good for bringing the black paint back. Another product I like is Pig Spit. And yet another product I like because it doesn't attract dirt and dust like the S100 and Pig Spit is called Back to Black. Just work it into a soft cloth and start rubbing it in all the black engine paint areas. Last quite a while. To get between the fins though; the sprays are better.

To bring the shine of the aluminum back to the edge of the fine; a soapy Scotch Brite pad will do but the cleaning pad called "Eraser" can get some of the more difficult spots. Doesn't hurt to use something to seal the shine in like Pig Spit and rub it in or the Metal Sealer many of the vendors sell.
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Yes. The S100 product line is good for cleaning and brightening. Also good for bringing the black paint back. Another product I like is Pig Spit. And yet another product I like because it doesn't attract dirt and dust like the S100 and Pig Spit is called Back to Black. Just work it into a soft cloth and start rubbing it in all the black engine paint areas. Last quite a while. To get between the fins though; the sprays are better.

To bring the shine of the aluminum back to the edge of the fine; a soapy Scotch Brite pad will do but the cleaning pad called "Eraser" can get some of the more difficult spots. Doesn't hurt to use something to seal the shine in like Pig Spit and rub it in or the Metal Sealer many of the vendors sell.
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I usually hit mine with the pressure washer let it dry then hit it with mothers try to spray it even DO NOT WIPE just leave it and the next time you was it it will look just like new and smells nice too! thats what I do.

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