I posted this in the metalworking forum, but did not get any responses, so I'm hoping someone in here can help me. I'm usually hanging out in the kitchen forum because that's my major project for now.
I'm renovating a 1950's ranch (becoming a cottage) and it has those old roll out aluminum windows. They are in pretty good shape, but need to be cleaned (greyish water spots/grimy in some areas). I would like to restore them to look as good as new - any recommended cleaners? And I would like to paint the interior aluminum frames to soften the look - any special paint or primer? Is this a bad idea? Also, these are obviously not very energy efficient - any method to weather strip them?? Thanks.