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Posted: 07/27/12 04:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can any one recommend a good aluminum polish, I have aluminum diamond plate that I would like to polish out. Also I am going to replace my plastic fenders with diamond plate and will polish those also.
There is a ton of manufactures on the internet, But I would like to know from somebody with experience in using a good polish.
Thank you in advance!
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I have had great luck with Flitz. www.flitz.com

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Used NeverDull to clean and shine some aircraft surfaces when I was in the USAF. We also used it to clean and shine diamond plate on the MI Good Sam fire cart.





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The two polishes mentioned are good. So are Simichrome and NeverDull are also good polishes. NeverDull comes in a can with cotton wadding and is easy to use.


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I talked to Scott at trailertiresandwheels.com today about what to use on my new 17.5" Alcoa aluminum wheels and said to look at the truck stops and they have genuine Alcoa aluminum polish. Never tried it but i will, Alcoa is the King of aluminum!

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Met-all aluminum polish works pretty good.

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I have always used Mother's aluminum and mag wheel polish and it has worked for me. My wife just turned me on to these and I have to admit, they are amazing?




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larry cad wrote:

I have always used Mother's aluminum and mag wheel polish and it has worked for me. My wife just turned me on to these and I have to admit, they are amazing?



These are unbelievably great for so many things. I have not yet tried it to polish aluminum. I use Never Dull for that, but these pads have taken black marks that would not come off the paint finish right off leaving no marks behind. They also take what appear to be stains out of upholstery and the fabric headers inside my RV. I thought I had a paint scuff and went at it lightly with one of these and it is gone.

I am going to try them on aluminum.


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I have used Mothers but just tried some Truck Box Polish sold by Lowes. It's very thin unlike mothers which is a paste. It has the chemcial reaction with the aluminum and turns black as you polish. Let it sit for a few minutes till it drys then it wipes off and buff. I Just spent about 16 hours polishing my roof caps,fenders, bottom trim and Diamond Plate storage box...I used a 3" foam polishing pad and and right angle drill and some by hand...




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