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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2004

    Default How do you clean the Aluminum Bars on stalls??

    I am at a barn that has these and the Barn manager wants to make them nice agian ?? Can they shine up -- what do you do? They are bare aluminum.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 11, 2005


    How we did ours when we had them....
    Hot water...very hot so wear rubber dishwashing gloves. Put in a small bucket with a capful of clorox clean up and get some of those sponges with the scrubbie side and start scrubbing. The very hot water gets the old grime off. They should come clean fairly easily unless they are very scratched up then they might not come out as well but will still be clean at least. Go back with just clean water and do a light rinse so they don't have soap residue.
    "A little less chit-chat a little more pitter-pat"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 5, 2003
    New York/New Jersey


    Simple Green (spray bottle) and a damp washcloth or small towel. Even gets the bug doodies off and is non-toxic.
    She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 20, 2007
    Rising Sun, MD


    Second the Simple Green and a wet cloth
    “While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” Mark Twain

  5. #5


    Twice a year I pressure wash to get the dust off and loosen up the grud then I use the stuff you use on Aluminum horse trailers, sorry I don't know what it is called. I get it by the gallon, dilute a small amount in a bucket of water, wipe down with sponge or soft brush (wear gloves). Then I pressure wash again to rinse it, they look brand new when finished.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar. 14, 2002
    The horse country of VA


    Quote Originally Posted by tabula rashah View Post
    Second the Simple Green and a wet cloth
    I third the Simple Green. It's amazing stuff - been using it for years!
    Equus Keepus Brokus

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