How durable is this anodization? I was thinking about taking a green scrubbie pad and some window cleaner to my bus to try and clean it up a bit. Will the anodization stand up to that? I guess i don't want to remove it, but i do want it to look better than it does after driving through last weeks blizzard to get home.
Anodizing is an electrical process whereby the aluminum surface is turned into aluminum oxide and then turned into aluminum hydrate.
The surface is VERY hard, but also very thin, (between .0005" and .001" usually) However it is very possible to remove the anodization by using abrasives, acids and caustics. Even Orange juice, beer, vodka or urine will remove anodizing.
With your painted surfaces, there is no anodizing on them because paint won't stick to it. It has to be acid etched to accept paint.
The bay door may clean up a little bit, but you will always e able to see the etching that has taken place.
I thought The Eagles had Stainless siding? If you use an SOS pad on anodized aluminum you will remove the anodizing.