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How do I clean anodized aluminum?

The good news is cleaning anodized aluminum is easy. The catch is you have to use the right technique.

A few key points:

  • Use an abrasive cleaning technique with a gentle soap. An abrasive cleaning sponge with mild dish washing liquid can work well.
  • Do not use harsh acidic or alkaline cleansers because they may destroy the finish.
  • Use solvents with care as they may stain the finish.
  • Try cleaning a test area