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Polishing Aluminum?

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    Polishing Aluminum?

    Got a new Standard Finish Aluminum Radiator for my 69 Camaro and want to polish the end tanks, should I work up to like 1200 sandpaper and then start with the polish, or should I just start with the rouges and buffing wheels?

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    I'd do a light sand paper to get rid of any of the imperfections easily, then try a compound with more cutting power than Rouge. Try Tripoly.. you can find it easily at a jewelery supply store.. it will do a great pre-polish before you hit it up with the rouge.

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    sand it up to 2000 grit, tripoly, the rouge.

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    No need to go past 400 grit paper then trip, and then white rouge. Be sure to use the proper wheels for the compounds.

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