Try this.....it may work.
I tried some white vinegar, didn't touch it. Going to the auto store tomorrow.
Yanche wrote:Investigate carefully before you use harsh chemicals. It might be anodized.
I'll do a test area first, I was watching a video on the "Mothers" product and they said you should see a black film once you start polishing. If not you should stop because it's probably coated or anodized.
AA130FIREMAN wrote:Will you be aluminating the flag at night ?
There's wire running out to some lights in the trees in the front, just not sure exactly where it is buried but it should be close. I was also looking at some solar <gasp> lighting which would be pretty ideal for this so I don't have to mess around with hard wiring it, just not sure if it will be bright enough.
DVC500 at last wrote:Do you know how deep it is buried in the concrete?
I know now! About 3 feet but we were starting to get worried when it wasn't moving at all after 2 feet. They had some well casing about 2 feet long they welded a flat piece of steel to the one end, they put the base of flag pole inside the well casing and filled it with concrete. This casing is still on it. There was a layer of large rock and concrete around the casing about a foot and half high and 2 1/2 feet in diameter. It was capped with finished concrete about 1.5 feet high and 2 feet in diameter, very white and very hard. The finished concrete was the hardest part but it came off the bottom layer, must of been poured separately. We started getting worried because we could see the top of this well casing, more concrete and what looked like some wire and rebar , the damn thing wasn't moving in the ground at all..... Turns out the "rebar" and wire was a lightning rod. That second layer busted up a lot faster and once we got most of it out we were able to push it over. Took about two hours, but we had a jackhammer.
I'll post some pictures tomorrow.