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Old 07-20-2009, 07:59 PM
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Default How to clean polished aluminum

My bike has a lot of polished aluminum and it is becoming dull looking. What is the best product, either retail or home remedy, to clean/shine polished aluminum?

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I used Mother's aluminum polish on mine. Made it shine like chrome, but the down side is getting it out of bolt heads and other crevis'.
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Try wax first with some elbow grease. If that doesn't work, aluminum polish.
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Mothers and a buffing wheel...
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Mothers and a buffing wheel...
Works great. Also 2000 grit sand paper, 0000 steel wool (dipped in the mother's polish).

I did my gas cap with never dull too. That works good. I'm told I could get the cap to look even better with more time and effort but I like the result as is.
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0000 steel wool (dipped in the mother's polish).
+1 on 0000 steel wool and mothers. Once you have finished polishing apply a good coat of wax for sealing and protection.
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Black it out. Problem solved.
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