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Old 11-12-2000, 04:24 PM
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Hi,
I am trying to clean up the polished aluminum around the windows, etc on my older 300D. So far I have tried mother's, never-dull, and 0000 steel wool (on test spots). Nothing is bringing out the spotting or the cloudiness. I even bought a buffing wheel for my drill and tried that with a polish. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-12-2000, 04:47 PM
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If you do find a technique that works, please share it with us. I had a detailing guy at a Ford dealership get an 83 300SD's trim to shine, and he told me he used rubbing compound and a buffer. He also spent two days on the car. Good luck in your efforts.

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Old 11-12-2000, 08:34 PM
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You are trying to polish anodized aluminum. The guy with the rubbing compound, etc was able to cut thru the hardened aluminum surface. It can be done, but it is a lot of work.

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Old 11-12-2000, 11:52 PM
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you might want to try Flitz.. I am not sure if you have, but it does work very well on metal.

I have used it on clouded area's/faded area's of paint and it really brought back the luster.

On chrome/aluminum, it should work well it is a metal polish. The end results of course are not going to be something I can tell you as I have never used it on aluminum, but everything I have used it on, gold and silver lgihters, chrome lighters, the chrome on my car etc, it has worked well.

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