Cleaning & Waxing

Making an Anodized Mast Look Like New

Options for renewing your spar range from cleaning and painting to re-anodizing.

Have you done any research on the best means of cleaning an aluminum mast? I’m having other work done to mine and thought it would be a good time for a cleaning.

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