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    just discovered this oxidation on this board. thought of picking at it with a silk pin. thoughts?
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    I would just leave it be. If you picked out the oxidizes areas you'll be left with bare areas

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      #3
      Agree--the powdering is the surface of the wire. If the wire is thin and it's been deteriorating for a while, picking it off will effectively remove the wire itself.
      Erich
      Festina lente!

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        #4
        Is this thread made of aluminum or some other metal?

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          #5
          oxide

          aluminum. as far as i know there is no way to stop aluminum oxidation once it begins.

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            #6
            how about this?

            If you were storing this away, not out on display, then you could use a vaccum food sealer and that would prevent the further ongoing oxidation process. I have never tried that, but seems like it should work?

            Just spit-balling a thought....

            JustinG
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              #7
              You used to be able to buy something called Aluminum Jelly to remove corrosion from aluminum. If you used some very sparingly with a tiny brush or a Q tip perhaps this would have the desired effect.

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                #8
                it won't stop..

                - go to a beauty supply and get a couple of the finest/softest brushes they have.. They take your time and gently brush as much off as you can..
                The use either a keyboard mini vac and clean it,,,or your vacuum cleaner but put a piece of material between the hose attachment and the piece so the suction from these newer vacs don't damage it...

                - don't store/display it with other pieces that are similar.

                Guys like certain treatments [min oil, vaseline, etc.] on zinc pest affected medals/badges. Would probably work on AL, but I'd hold off on it until a more learned member can comment on it...

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