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    Oct 31, 2010, 5:10 PM - Polishing Aluminium armor plates #1

    I have just finished bending my armor plates. What is the best way of Polishing Aluminium armor plates?

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    Oct 31, 2010, 6:13 PM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #2

    just basic wax polish worked nice for me once...but that was on a car
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    Oct 31, 2010, 6:28 PM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #3

    if it's unpainted aluminum you can go through the same process i use for polishing a cold cast helmet. start sanding with 400, and work your way up to 800 and 1000, then get meguiars all metal polish. apply it with a cotton ball then take it off with a mcdonalds napkin.
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    Nov 1, 2010, 6:16 PM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #4

    Quote saint_nasty said: View Post
    if it's unpainted aluminum you can go through the same process i use for polishing a cold cast helmet. start sanding with 400, and work your way up to 800 and 1000, then get meguiars all metal polish. apply it with a cotton ball then take it off with a mcdonalds napkin.
    Thanks! It is unpainted aluminum.
    (meguiars all metal polish) I have not come across that brand before, Is it available in the UK? I gess any general metal polish might be ok.
    Is there any specific polish for aluminum?
    or is Wax polish ok, as surgested by 72555?
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    Mar 31, 2011, 9:07 AM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #5

    I finally got around to start polishing my armor plates. I am using SILVO metal polish. Here is a before and after picture of the shoulder plates. I was thinking it would be best not to polish the metal to perfectly, so that any minor scratches and dents it picks up, don’t stand out to much.
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    Mar 31, 2011, 9:48 AM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #6

    Wow that looks great! What would happen it it does come into contact with a painted portion?
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    Apr 1, 2011, 5:40 AM - Re: Polishing Aluminium armor plates #7

    Thanks JangoTex.

    Quote JangoTex said: View Post
    Wow that looks great! What would happen if it does come into contact with a painted portion?
    I think SILVO would probably remove or damage some paints.

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