Keeping polished aluminium... polished

Keeping polished aluminium... polished

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Ambleton

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5,295 posts

160 months

Sunday 13th June
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Hi all...

Any suggestions on keeping a car with an exposed aluminium body shiny?

As soon as I polish it, it takes about 3 days before it looks like it needs doing again? Either through oxidisation, oily finger prints, marks etc (basically anything that goes near it)

As its polished, all the lacquers I've experimented with don't work as there's nothing to grip on to and it just peels or flakes off.

My next build I'm going to leave matte - a wipe down with a soft scouring pad and window cleaner gives a finish I like.

But this one has been polished and I'd rather not undo all that work.

This photos a few years old - it's had quite a few mods since, but gives the idea...


The next one will be like this all over:


Evoluzione

6,312 posts

211 months

Sunday 13th June
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Pissing in the wind.

Ambleton

Original Poster:

5,295 posts

160 months

Sunday 13th June
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That was the conclusion I came to n'all...

Id be particularly interested in any experience of Rylards Incralac.

Was originally formulated for the military to prevent the brass shells oxidising, but appears now to be used on brassware for narrow boats etc... wonder if that would work...

InitialDave

8,933 posts

87 months

Sunday 13th June
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Try Sonus Aluminum (sic) Sealant.