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Offline Nick Knight

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Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion
« on: July 24, 2021, 01:57:56 AM »
Trying to find a really good aluminum saber polish. I have tried some rubbing compounds and cheep stuff i had around the house. They made the aluminum even more dull then before. So Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion. Looking for that crazy mirror like shine.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and help if you can.
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Offline Darkmatter73

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Re: Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2021, 03:39:44 AM »
I use Mother’s aluminum polish. It’s amazing
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Re: Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2021, 04:40:35 AM »
I use Mother’s aluminum polish. It’s amazing
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I second Mother's Mag, but with a couple of caveats:

1: For a good mirror shine, you need to prep your piece in advance. Wetsand it through the grits to 800 miniumum.
2: Wear gloves when you apply the stuff. it's not that it's toxic, but any skin oils on your hands will mix with the polish and dull it.
3: If you plan on handling a polished piece regularly, you'll need to repolish it every now and then.
4: It's a lovely shine, but you can't put any kind of clear coat over it.
5: Don't get the stuff in screw threads.
6: A jar of Mother's Mag only has a shelf life of about three years. once it starts decomposing into a yellowish oil and a beige cream, bin it.

Side note, Mother's Mag also works great on brass and copper, but with all the same caveats.
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Offline scott

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Re: Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 07:04:57 AM »
Ordered…things you need that you didn’t know you needed. 

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Re: Whats the best aluminum saber polish in your opinion
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 12:00:46 PM »
Thank you to everyone who took the time to help me out on this.
Thank you!
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