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Old 07-19-2011, 10:10 PM
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I notice some white dusty stuff on gas cap. Today I took a little jiggle to get the key to turn. anybody know what it is or how to clean it off.
 
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:56 PM
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ask charlie sheen,,,?

lol. can you upload a picture or give more details?
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:12 AM
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The first thing that comes to mind is aluminum oxidation. There are products out there specifically designed to remove just that. If it were me I'd hit it with a penetrating oil.
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 04:22 PM
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ive noticed i have some of that arround the keyhole in my gas cap. I usually just scrape it off, probably oxidation like incognito said. I dont worry about it, it doesnt get into the tank.
 
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:31 PM
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+1 on the oxidation. Check your brake master cylinder on your car, can sometimes look like it is growing hair.
 
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