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Old 05-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hunting for a good Alumines bumper polish

I've tried several metal/aluminum polishes to try to bring the luster back to my 9 y/o bumpers. They work for about a day, then the first trip on a dirt road dulls them out again. Anyone have any suggestions on a polish that will last?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Re: Hunting for a good Alumines bumper polish

Aluminum needs a clear coating to protect the shine. New products are usually anodized but that wears off.

This product claims to be a clear coating for aluminum. I've never used it.

http://sharkhide.com/mpinfo.html
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Re: Hunting for a good Alumines bumper polish

I use Fluid Film. It doesn't last too long maybe a couple months depending on how often it rains but you just spray it on and wipe it off. No work like wax. I think Herb posted of another product in different thread called Black Again but said it requires a little elbow grease.
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Re: Hunting for a good Alumines bumper polish

Black Again, which can be used on plastic, rubber and vinyl too (all colors, not just black). On the powder-coated bumpers, use a small amount and then it does require it buit of rubbing in, but it does make a significant difference.

http://www.autogeek.net/blackagain1.html


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Old 06-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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Re: Hunting for a good Alumines bumper polish

I always waxed my aluminum wheels after polishing and it worked quite well. Wax again when you wax the van.

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