To clean oxidized aluminum, scrub it with grease-cutting detergent, and soak it in boiling water, lemon juice, cream of tartar and vinegar. This 45-minute procedure requires rubber gloves, oven mitts, water, grease-cutti... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

Oxidized aluminum wheels can be cleaned with a rotary power polisher, wool pads for the polisher and specialized cleaning agents for aluminum rims such as Flitz Aluminum PreClean and Wolfgang Metallwerk aluminum products... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Tires, Rims & Wheels

To remove aluminum oxidation, clean the surface, prepare an acid solution, apply it with a stiff brush, and scrub away the oxidation stains. If necessary, follow up with sandpaper to remove pits and lingering oxidation o... More » Science Chemistry
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One good DIY aluminum cleaner recipe includes cream of tartar and a mild acid such as white vinegar or lemon juice. Fill the aluminum pot with water, and add 1/2 cup of vinegar or lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of cream o... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Cleaning Products

According to, white vinegar or lemon juice can be used as a substitute for cream of tartar when making meringue. Another option is to completely omit the cream of tartar from the recipe. More » Food Cooking Substitutions

Remove stains from leather by mixing a cream of tartar and lemon juice paste, working the paste into the spot, allowing the paste to sit, scrubbing with more paste and drying away from the sun. If water spots remain, wet... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

To clean a dried coffee stain on a carpet, a person could either use a vinegar and water solution or a dish detergent and water solution. If there was milk in the coffee, it is best to use a laundry detergent that contai... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal