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This is a discussion on Nevr Dull within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Is it polished aluminum? Options would be Scothbrite pad, emery cloth or a rouge kit attached to a drill bit. ...

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    Is it polished aluminum? Options would be Scothbrite pad, emery cloth or a rouge kit attached to a drill bit.

    Home depot sold the rouge kit that worked well in polishing my ac condensor. never tried it on my aluminum wheels as I lost all my pads.

    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...5X-_-100671748

    http://www.ehow.com/how_4491972_poli...or-finish.html
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    Can you post pics of them Curtis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Can you post pics of them Curtis?
    I grabbed a few before trying the Nevr Dull and after washing them.









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    Have you considered using some of the 000 extra fine steel wool?

    If you have a good dremel, you could get some polishing wheels, but it would probably take some time and several polishing wheels, and them little suckers are not cheap for what they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Have you considered using some of the 000 extra fine steel wool?
    There is a good option.

    I have a good dremel, just would have to get the bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    There is a good option.

    I have a good dremel, just would have to get the bits.
    I know the dremel would get it done, just probably spend $10-15 on polishing wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I know the dremel would get it done, just probably spend $10-15 on polishing wheels.
    Damn it...
    I just don't have the time right now. Fawk.

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    Curtis, that will buff out.
    I have my Griots 3" mini buffer and a good polish.
    Those are not as bad as it seems.
    I was able to polish some aluminum wheels from a lady that had mag-chloride on them.
    It took some work, but they buffed out.
    Yours are just water stains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Yours are just water stains?
    I think....

    Maybe sometime this weekend I will grill some chicken and you can stop by and check them out.

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    In my experience, wet sanding will remove just about any tarnish or oxidation . . I usually start with 1000 grit. But if they are really oxidized, you can start with something more aggressive, like 800. After your first round of wet sanding, progressively use finer paper and work your way up to 1500 or 2000. I usually use about 3 stages, 1000, 1500, 2000. After wetsanding, its polishing time, which you'll have to experiment with a few methods to find your preference. You can use a drill and buff, a rotary/dremel and buff, or do it by hand. I've tried all these over the years and still can't decide on my preference. Pick up an aluminum polishing kit from harbor freight like this:

    Should be about $20 bucks.
    I use mothers regular aluminum polish. Many prefer mothers billet, but I can't tell a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I think....

    Maybe sometime this weekend I will grill some chicken and you can stop by and check them out.
    can you overnight fed ex me some ?? i love grilled chicken

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    I use mothers regular aluminum polish. Many prefer mothers billet, but I can't tell a difference.
    I have seen you posting about that kit before. May check it out.
    Also, when it comes to a difference in the basic mothers and the billet, I was able to tell a difference, but it didn't show up in the pics I attempted to take. Did half of a barrel with the regular one and the other half with billet. Not a huge difference, but the billet side had better shine.

    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    can you overnight fed ex me some ?? i love grilled chicken
    Come clean my wheels and we have a deal.

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    Curtis, I've got the same polishing kit as the one GULLETT17 is showing.
    I thought you've seen it.
    I don't use it too often since the drill I've got does not have enough guts to operate the kit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Curtis, I've got the same polishing kit as the one GULLETT17 is showing.
    I thought you've seen it.
    I don't use it too often since the drill I've got does not have enough guts to operate the kit...
    Ah....thought maybe it was similar.


    I will get in touch with you this weekend if I have a little time. This class is gonna be a bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Ah....thought maybe it was similar.


    I will get in touch with you this weekend if I have a little time. This class is gonna be a bitch.
    It's not the same brand, but it comes with the same stuff included in that kit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I have seen you posting about that kit before. May check it out.
    Also, when it comes to a difference in the basic mothers and the billet, I was able to tell a difference, but it didn't show up in the pics I attempted to take. Did half of a barrel with the regular one and the other half with billet. Not a huge difference, but the billet side had better shine.
    I thought you had posted in a thread where I've talked about that kit. . .
    I talked to a rep from mothers about the difference, and he said that with some grades of aluminum you can tell, some you can't.


    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Curtis, I've got the same polishing kit as the one GULLETT17 is showing.
    I thought you've seen it.
    I don't use it too often since the drill I've got does not have enough guts to operate the kit...
    What kind of drill are you using? Corded or cordless? I use an 18V DeWalt and it seems to do just fine. I wouldn't use a Dremel with the larger buffs, but an air rotary works very well also if you have a large enough compressor to keep up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    It's not the same brand, but it comes with the same stuff included in that kit...
    come to think of it, the kit at harbor freight is no longer that exact packaging/brand as I posted, but does include the same buffs and rouges
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    Get this...
    I stopped into O'Rielly's to look for something soft but somewhat aggressive to rub the polish in with.

    Since I was the only customer and there were like 4 guys standing around, they were all about helping. Pointed me to Meguiars hot wheels aluminum cleaner. Shit worked...
    Of course, they still need a polish, but that isn't a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Get this...
    I stopped into O'Rielly's to look for something soft but somewhat aggressive to rub the polish in with.

    Since I was the only customer and there were like 4 guys standing around, they were all about helping. Pointed me to Meguiars hot wheels aluminum cleaner. Shit worked...
    Of course, they still need a polish, but that isn't a big deal.
    i use that same stuff....it works awesome with my DD'd wheels ..removes brake dust like nothing...this is by hand...with a pad i bet it is damn good.

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    Wenol works great. Makes my welds look like a mirror.

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    Wenol works great. Makes my welds look like a mirror.
    That stuff works great on copper.

    I have a lot of copper in my kitchen

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