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dommma28
Hey guys. Years ago I found a 443 and a 442 for a buck a piece. By far my best find ever. I want to get the three burner looking real nice and in working order. Do you folks have any tricks to getting aluminum cleaned up on these awesome stoves? Aluminum cleaner? Aluminum polish? High speed buffer? Thanks for the help!
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Chucker
Welcome to the forum.

Oregon Michael gives the names of the cleaning solutions he used for his here:

http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/443-3burner-finished-6491073?highlight=443&pid=1279236855

You will find more info using the 'search' tab above.
Chuck
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dommma28
Thank you!
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1hpycmpr
Welcome from Colorado!  I cleaned my 443 and 442's with hot water and dish soap to get all the grease off the deep-dimpled surfaces found on the 443 and early 442's.  A very soft-bristle brush really helps.  Then I used Mother's to polish up the aluminum.  Lots of work and looked good for a while but didn't seem to stay really shiny very long.  Of course, I use mine camping and on the back deck.  Take your time and see how it turns out.  I personally wouldn't use any mechanical means to polish the aluminum but that's just me. 

What to watch out for:

The 'decal' on the inside of the 443 lid does not take kindly to cleaning.  Avoid rubbing on it or it will start to disappear.  I promise.

If the 2-burner is a 442A with the smoother finish, the inside of the lid is really smooth and will easily scratch.  Been there, done that. 

I removed my lids and set something underneath while polishing the outside of the lids to prevent them from caving in and damaging the aluminum.  The aluminum is not very robust.

Oh, and take lots of pictures to share!  [smile]    


Mark
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dommma28
Has anyone ever used evaporust on the burner assemblies?
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Decogeek
dommma28 wrote:
Has anyone ever used evaporust on the burner assemblies?


Yes, and it works like a dream on my 443 burner assemblies without scratching or harming them.
Jason Schleisman
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ke4ljh
I used another Coleman stove to boil water in a large pasta pot, added some dish soap and used a stiff bristle brush inside and out. I dismantled it first. Thats all it needed. I did take some Mothers Mag and wheel cleaner to polish the exterior. I would not waste the mothers on another one though. When you get through with hot soapy water,, thats as good as it will get. These stoves actually clean up easily w/ hot water / soap. I keep mine on the back screened in porch all year round and use bbn it often, especially in the summer.

Stephen - Florida
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