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Wool pile replacement. how to clean frame.

A home owner from Marietta, GA says:
Wool Pile - How Tall?

I need to replace the wool pile weatherstripping on my storm windows but I don't know the correct height. The existing wool pile is so compressed it's impossible to tell what the original height might have been. I know it's 3/16" wide but I'm not sure if I should order a height of 5/32"(58-001), 3/16"(58-002 or 1/4"(58-127). Since the difference between shortest and tallest is only 3/32", should I just use the tallest so it will compress more and have a tighter fit?. . . or might that actually cause it to be less effective?

Also. . . do you know a product or technique for removing oxidation from aluminum storm windows frames? The oxidation ranges from none to fairly thick.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Good morning! Thank you for posting and submitting your images.

It appears the 58-002 Gray Wool Pile should be a good fit; it is our most popular wool pile product.

As for ridding the aluminum frame of its debris and build up, I recommend Naval Jelly Rust Dissolver.
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