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Old 09-21-2008, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aluminum Molding/trim Oxidation

Hello all....

Can anyone recommend a good compound for shinning up very badly oxidized aluminum molding/ trim on my 87 325 ES? Most chrome polishing compounds don't budge it...
The only thing I have found is one for $60 which requires that you sand it down...?? And I haven't found anything by searching through the forum...

Thanks for your help...
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Paint em black, they look much better. Otherwise I don't have any suggestions for you.

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Paint em black, they look much better. Otherwise I don't have any suggestions for you.

Yes sand down with very fine wet n dry until all the corrosion has gone, polish with polishing compound paste, then laquer spray 2 coats.Even doing this they will not look brand new as you will still see very light sanding marks.


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