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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Aluminum Polish???

I'm looking for some good aluminum polish to polish my wheels and my bedrails. and another thing is whats a good product for removing brake dust off your aluminum wheels? there a sealent that works good for sealing out the elements and keeping your shine?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-04-2012, 01:58 AM
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Re: Aluminum Polish???

Depending on how bad they are,
First pick up a good cleaner, If really bad i'd just give them a acid bath if your planning on polishing anyways.
Second i like never-dull polishing pads, kinda aggresive
Third then i've always loved mothers polish to finish it up

When i polished motor cycle frames, swingarms, wheels etc I actually water sanded starting at usually 600 grit up to 2000

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Re: Aluminum Polish???

wet sand with a very high paper somewhere in the 2000 range. then polish them, I prefer mothers my self they will look great.

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I used to like Mothers, but found White Diamond. There is no comparison, White Diamond is way better. It is a little expensive, but it is amazing. White Diamond Metal Polish and Sealant Check out their videos, it really speaks for itself. It is also supposed to be a sealant too, I don't drive my truck in the winter, so I can't really say how well it works, but it is supposed to seal it.

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The product I use to polish airplanes is called Nuvite. It is a little pricey but hands down the best product to clean and polish aluminium

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Go to autozome get aluminum britghtner by purple power should be in a gallon jug stuff works wonders

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 02:52 AM
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aluminum acid and a brush to clean it, then Wicked Products lightning shine in heavy coats to polish it up. After you get it shining, put a good coat of wax over it to seal it.

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Check out, that's where i get all my materials for polishing from... they even have a kit for polishing a turd...LMAO...
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The best polish that I have found so far is called Metal Wax. It has a cleaner then a the polish then a finisher. It is all a quick on off process. Check out there site they have videos on how to use it
Here are some hub caps off a 69 F-100 that my grandpa wanted polished. They all looked like the bad one, took me about 7min to clean the one on the right up I just did this on Friday

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