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Special pads for use with LINEAR BUFFER® and ALUMABUFF® to quickly and easily clean stains, streaks and white cloud from aluminum boats and pontoons without destroying the mill finish. The pads are easily attached and replaced by simply pulling one off the Velcro strap when it is worn out and sticking on another one. This saves time and labor.
LINEAR BUFFING MACHINE REPLACEMENT PAD KIT
ALUMABUFF PAD KIT® is specially designed to be used with a LINEAR BUFFER® and ALUMABUFF® to quickly and easily clean stains, streaks and white cloud from aluminum boats and pontoons without destroying the mill finish. The pads are easily attached and replaced by simply pulling one off the Velcro strap when it is worn out and sticking on another one. This saves time and labor.
WHAT IS ALUMABUFF PAD MADE OF
ALUMABUFF PADS are made from a special material that works aggressively with ALUMABUFF® yet will not scratch the surface. The pads contain thousands of tiny fiber Scrub Balls to maximize the scrubbing action and the tiny fibers are designed to get into the grain of the aluminum to clean out the dirt, grime and stains without grinding away the aluminum surface like abrasive metal polish and rubbing compound.
Each ALUMABUFF PAD KIT® consists of three replacement pads.
HOW LONG WILL THE ALUMABUFF PAD LAST?
The life of the pad can vary depending on the condition of the aluminum boat or pontoon and how aggressively the operator uses the buffer. Keep in mind that protrusions such as welds, rivets and other fittings can tear the fabric and shorten the life of the pad. To extend the useful life, remove the pad at the end of the job, rinse it out well and allow it to dry. It is then ready for re-use.
ALUMABUFF® is the best way to clean aluminum and polish out the stains, streaks and white cloud that plague pontoon boats. It’s water based and free rinsing so the restored surface is ready for a protective coating like ALUMETRON®. You don’t have to remove the residual wax, silicone or oil left behind by traditional aluminum polish or rubbing compound. It can be used by hand or with a LINEAR BUFFER® (Recommended) to save time and labour. It’s formulated to remove stains, tarnish, white streaks, oxidation, corrosion and cloud from mill finished aluminum quickly and easily, without the necessity of messy and dirty aluminum polish or rubbing compounds. Aluminum pontoons can be cleaned and polished in less time and with less material. You save time, labour and money. Pontoon boats look amazing when they are shiny and new. Regrettably the aluminum pontoons begin to streak and stain from the water and atmospheric, pollutants. The questions that pontoon boat owners constantly ask are: 1. How to polish aluminum? 2. How to clean aluminum? The traditional way of cleaning aluminum and polishing aluminum with corrosive aluminum cleaner and abrasive aluminum polish is hard, dirty work and takes a long time. ALUMABUFF® works both chemically and mechanically. When you use it with the special ALUMABUFF PADS® and a LINEAR BUFFER®, it quickly restores the aluminum pontoons to their original appearance. Even expensive triton pontoon boats and luxury pontoon boats will lose their value if the pontoons are corroded, streaked and stained. Shiny, silver colored pontoons can easily add 10% or more to the value of your pontoon boat and let, you enjoy greater pride of ownership when your boat looks ship shape. The best way for polishing aluminum and cleaning aluminum pontoons and aluminum boats is with ALUMABUFF®. The HYPEXINE® leaching agent in ALUMABUFF® pulls the stains to the surface, where they can be rapidly stripped away with the special ALUMABUFF PAD KIT® so you don’t have to spend days grinding away the surface. Ongoing maintenance much easier when the restored surface maintains the mill finish your pontoon boat had when it was new. A beautiful pontoon boat with dirty, stained, streaky pontoons is like a beautiful automobile with rusty wheels and bald tires. It’s just wrong. When chemical cleaners and brighteners fail to restore that silver look to your pontoons, the only solution is to buff out the stains and corrosion. The problem is, using old fashioned rubbing compounds or metal polish is a dirty, expensive and very time consuming job. It can take 20 to 30 hours of hard labour. That’s why no one wants to do it and that’s why boat detailers charges thousands of dollars to do this job. Ouch! But now, there is a better way. Today, we’re going to show you how easy it is to buff the stains and streaks from a 22 foot aluminum pontoon, in under 60 minutes. We’re going to use ALUMABUFF and a LINEAR BUFFER® to remove the stains, streaks and oxidization and restore this pontoon. The challenge is to get it done in 60 minutes, or less. Buffing a pontoon like this, using old fashioned compounds and metal polish, can take 10 hours, or more. Our Challenge is to get it done in only 1 hour. Can we do it? First we prime the pad. Next, we apply ALUMABUFF to a 3 to 4 square foot area. Now, start the buffer and place it on the pontoon. Apply pressure and work the buffer from the top to the bottom. Adjust the speed and pressure as you move the buffer, so that you remove all the stains in one pass. Continue along the length of the pontoon, overlapping slightly. ALUMABUFF is easy to use and it will save you a ton of time and money. Anyone can get professional results with a bit of practice. Getting a friend to help makes the job go faster. Buffing with metal polish or rubbing compound is harder, more time consuming and really dirty work. This is better faster and easier. Buffing out the dents and recesses takes a little extra time and may have to be done by hand. A quick rinse and we’re done. All of the stains, streaks and corrosion are gone and the pontoon is restored to its silver appearance. We did it. All the stains, streaks and corrosion are gone, in under 60 minutes. That was easy and Fun. For more information and to buy ALUMABUFF®, ask your pontoon dealer or visit our Website. You can now coat your restored pontoons with ALUMRTRON® to keep them clean and shiny for up to 5 years. We recommend protecting your pontoons below the waterline with VS721 BOTTOM COAT®, to reduce future attachment of marine growth and to make clean up easier.
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No. Other materials will not work efficiently with ALUMABUFF and may cause damage to the aluminum. These pads were specially engineered to work with ALUMABUFF.
No. Rotary and orbital buffers and grinders will cut away the surface metal and change the appearance to chrome. Chrome finished aluminum takes 10 times more labour to achieve. Linear buffers move back and forth, parallel to the grain of the aluminum so there is much less cutting of the surface metal and the original silver mill finish is maintained.
You can use ALUMABUFF by hand but it takes much longer. We highly recommend a Linear Buffer. A linear buffing machine and the proper pad will save you a lot of time and labour. A Linear Buffer moves back and forth at up to 2,500, 16 inch, strokes per minute. How long would it take you to move your hand back and forth in 16 inch strokes? A machine will also give you more even, consistent results. If you decide to do it by hand we recommend using a MARINE POWER MITT™.
No. ALUMABUFF is a chemical cleaner that uses mechanical buffing as a cleaning aid. Rubbing compounds and metal polishes are designed to cut away the stained or oxidized surface to reveal a new surface, but this changes the appearance of your marine aluminum.
No. ALUMABUFF is water based and does not remove so much of the metal so the black residue is much less and is contained on the surface and on the pad.
Rubbing compounds and sandpaper or metal polishes are highly abrasive and are designed to grind away and remove the surface layer of the metal. Grinding and polishing is tedious labour intensive work. ALUMABUFF is a chemical cleaner with a buffing aid to accelerate the cleaning action.
Yes. See the video.
Yes. When used as directed, All Aurora Boat Care Products are sold with a 100% Customer Satisfaction or Your Money Back Guarantee. You can use all of our products with complete confidence.
Yes, Ask your pontoon boat dealer. The will be happy to help you out and they have the equipment to lift your boat off the trailer so they can get underneath. If they’re not familiar with how to use ALUMABUFF they can call Customer Service at 1-866-214-3444 for help and technical advice.
Ask the Skipper. He’s always ready to help. https://www.auroramarine.com/ask-the-skipper/viewtopic.php?t=11207
An average pontoon will require 1 bottle per pontoon. If it’s really badly stained or heavily oxidized or oversized, you may need more.
Depending on how you maintain them. Staining, streaking and corrosion is caused from use of improper chemicals or pollutants in the environment. Use only cleaners and protectors recommended for aluminum and wash them on a regular basis to keep them looking new. You can also coat them with ALUMETRON™ and that will protect them against environmental damage and staining for up to 5 years.
ALUMETRON™ will keep them looking shiny and new for up to 5 years, even in salt water.
No. Use ALGEX™ first to remove the growth.
Apply VS721 at the beginning of each season. It’s perfectly clear and makes it difficult for algae to attach and Zebra or Quaga Mussels can’t attach. Many areas prohibit the transport of boats from a contaminated body of water to their lakes in order to prevent the spread of these invasive species.
Areas that are inaccessible with the buffer will have to be done by hand. We recommend using a MARINE POWER MITT™ for any hand work. It saves time and labour and will give you more consistent results.
Yes. We sell them in a kit of 3 replacement pads.
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