What do you use to keep the shine - Wax if so which one please?
I have stripped and cleaned the frame and I'm using Mothers Mag and Aluminum Polish, but I'm having problems with cloudy patches. I have been advised to get 1000-12000 wet and dry, then polish with the Mothers.
To keep the shine I have been advised either to re-lacquer, or to keep the alu naked but re shine when it starts to look a little tired, being careful to avoid the decals. The Mothers has a waxy finish which is water repellent and may be good on it's own. In America they use it for alloy car wheels, so it should be okay for a bike frame.
Not sure which finish I will go for. I need to check out a car sprayers to see how much they charge for the frame, as none the bike shops locally can do a re-spray job.
No matter how bad it gets... it could always be worse.
1996 Orange E3 - A601
1996 Orange P7 - A602
Repairs: All the various bikes of my 4 children and various nephews and sons of friends, etc. - Just give me the cape and call me "Bicycle Repair-Man"...