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Old 04-12-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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I have a small amount of aircraft aluminum and stainless steel to polish. Its small pieces so a regular size buffer probably wouldnt work. Maybe a side grinder with a buffing wheel? What would be the best way to polish this and what would I polish it with?
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My only thought without seeing it would be some brasso, you can get it at any walmart or even grocery store and a dremel with buffer wheel. I use the brasso around the house for brightening up metals and it does wonders.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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scotch bright pads on a side grinder. you can get it to a mirror finish. you can buy a kit that has everything you need. should come with 3 or 4 different color pads. you will have to do it in stages but it doesn`t take long. i would try lowes or home depot first. if they dont have it grainger will.
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Mothers Aluminum Polish available at any auto parts store works excellent by hand even.
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I've always had good luck with Maas Polish.

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Old 04-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #6
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Barkeeper's Friend for the Stainless. takes any stain right off. Does some good on the ALUM, if not real crapped up.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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Flitz metal polish will polish any metal, you can do it by hand or with a buffer. Now if you are polishing anodized aluminum you will want to use something like Woody Wax products so as not to remove the anodized finish.
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Chase stop by a truck stop and get some jewelers rouge it seems to work best for polishing most any metal
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