I started a never ending project, polishing the aluminum stuff. Whether it be the window frames or the screen door, it makes it hard to find a place to stop.
I started on the inside of the entry door. I had already removed the handle to try and get a key made for it. Oh how I yearn for the old days, where people still had skills, like being a locksmith. I ended up buying a tumbler set with keys, because the local locksmith was a full blown goob.
I just polished it a little to see what it would look like. I couldn't help myself, it was virgin aluminum, protected by the screen door for 49 years. No corrosion, very few scratches. Can you tell a difference? Well, it just kept going. I had to polish the frame of the screen door to match. I guess it was easier to remove the screen, rather than trying to tape up the door. Well, the inside looked like butt compared to the newly polished outside, so......I guess I hafta polish it too.
|Check out the reflection....|
|Looking pretty decent.|
Vintage Trailer Supply has a replacement piece that is machined from billet aluminum. That alleviates the chance of it just randomly breaking. It's a $20 one time investment, but it seems like a smart move.