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my aluminium front bar is filthy and i want to give it a good clean and polish. what do you guys use to get that shine back? or do you not prefer a shinny look?
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Go to one of the auto shops and have a look at all the polishs - they should have 3-4 for metal. Take your pick. Another option used to polish solf metal is fine (0000) steel wool - try it underneath first to see if it dulls too much for your liking. Cutting polish/jewelers rouge/stropping compound on a buffer will also work. Something else to have a look at is all the marine type aluminium polishes (for aluminium boats) as there's heaps. Whatever way you go something to consider is spraying it with clear coat once you've finished - it will keep it looking good for ages and you wont be forever polishing your bar

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I just spent an hour or so polishing mine before i put it on ebay, so far I have done all the pipe work, just have all the bar to go. I'm using Autosol metal polish, which you can get from most auto shops, comes in a tube costs around $10. It's coming up really good.
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Eden, try Mothers. I use the one that comes in a white tin with a red label. It works great.


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Autosol is the go, I use it regularly on mine...

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I found the bottle of stuff I use to use - "chemtech alushine". Works very well with minimal effort.
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thanx for the replys guys. i'll go check e'm out
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If the bar is really dull to start with, use an acid (hydrofloric?), then get the polish on straight away, you would be amazed with the results. Did this to mine ages ago, and the shine is still sort of there, don't pay much attention to the brumby now.
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Get the powder coated bar and you don't need to polish it ever!
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