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If I ever need to update or replace my bullbar, I'll probably go with the powder coated one next time. That way I won't have to polish it all the time.

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I got mine done with 'Jet Hot Coatings'. I think that is a trade mark name anyway. They use it on manifolds etc for hot rod and show cars.
Mob at Castlemaine in Vic did it for me. Looks just like polished alloy but still shiny and doesn't seem to chip like PC.
One mistake i made was not preparing the bar first but it still looks good.
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I came across this site whilst looking for some sort of stainless steel polish to clean up a few knives i got from an op-shop. I've done the handles but just wanted to shine the blades up a bit. I didn't read everything as i found what i was looking for but could be of interest to someone. Just need to find someone up here who uses it so i can get some. Noticed they had a plastic polish/finisher.
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Hmm - I've never polished mine - the bug spatter seems to hide the shine pretty well

When I bought the bar (Subaxtreme) it came with a tube of polish - never used it, I'm sure it is in my toolkit "somewhere". I'll dig it out and see if it works, and let you know the name!
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Don't think it matters what you do with alloy. It only ever looks good for a while. Some sort of clear coat or what i did to mine is the only solution if you want it to look good or have less hassle cleaning it.
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My mechanic gave me a bottle of purple. It's really easy to use and very effective: doesn't require much elbow grease at all, and the shine seems to last longer than other products I have used.

Give it a go.

http://www.purplepolish.org/page04.html

(it's easy to recognise: it is purple in colour!)
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I usually use a product called "Mothers" which is quite (actually very) good.

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I'm due to do mine again, so I might give that Purple Bottle a go this time & see how it compares

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Thats awesome Mr.T
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I forgot to mention, make sure you wear some gloves too (I use the disposable surgical ones)
Otherwise your hands will be as dirty & black as, once you've finished

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Hi Mr T that bar really comes up good. Autosol was recommended to me and I was going to give that a go. Maybe I should give Mothers a go I use their polish.
Good to see that you have the Roo whistles on your bar too. I fitted these to all my vehicles after hitting the last roo in 2003 and have n't hit one since.
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