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Old 08-21-2013, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Polishing raw aluminum

I've tried a few things to get it to shine up but nothings giving it that chrome look. Any products or house hold items that will really do the trick?
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try mothers polish, should be able to find it at any auto parts store. Always works really well for me.
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got to a hardware or automotive store and get something called rouge....its a polishing compound that you use with a buffing wheel. its what we use on motorcycle parts to get the aluminum to match the chrome...really nice finsh. Mothers is what you use afterwords to keep the shine
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White and red jeweler's rouge is what you need, red is finer than white. You can also start off with tripoli or emory compound to smooth out tool and sanding marks.

http://www.amazon.com/oz-Jewelers-Rouge-Polishing-Compound/dp/B0009SOB9O
http://www.amazon.com/oz-White-Rouge-Polishing-Compound/dp/B0009STXUQ/ref=pd_sim_hi_3
http://www.amazon.com/oz-Brown-Tripoli-Polishing-Compound/dp/B0009STXUG/ref=pd_sim_hi_4
http://www.amazon.com/oz-Black-Emery-Polishing-Compound/dp/B0009SOB9E/ref=pd_sim_hi_3
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I hit with 2000 grit sandpaper (wet sanding) and then use a rouge with my dremel and little polish wheel
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you considered getting it plated? It will oxidize again.
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