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Old 01-06-20, 10:03PM   #1
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Default Hello poncho Brothers

Have a nice set of used aluminum valve covers, need polishing..was wondering whats best way to go about it. Any Particular brand of polish to use. Thanks for your help
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Old 01-08-20, 08:08PM   #2
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I use Never dull, works great, use on my rims, and valve covers. Its a wadding polish.
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Old 01-09-20, 12:28AM   #3
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Never dull works great.
You can also use rubbing compound meant for paint work.
Start with coarse and work up to the finest grit compound.
Power tool ? Use felt polishing bobs at low speed. Use a separate buff or bob for each grit .
Do not mix them up.
Sneak up on the final finish.

If the oxidation is heavy?
Some aluminum parts I've cleaned initially with SOS pads.

Chemical cleaners like aluma-brite have to be used sparingly and parts immediately thoroughly rinsed in cold water blown dry, then lightly oiled to arrest any further oxidation before final polishing.
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