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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Does Autosol remove the anodising?


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:19 pm 
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I don't think so, i used oven cleaner to remove the anodising from a stem recently and then polished with Autosol and then Mothers.

There are some great posts about removal of anodising etc - search for one by Kettlo - step by step guide.

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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:21 pm 
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bugloss wrote:
Does Autosol remove the anodising?

It's abrasive so will eventually, but it's have to be a crap finish to polish through quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:38 pm 
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I'd rather not remove it, as it must be there for some beneficial reason. What is the least abrasive metal polish for anodised stuff ?


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Autosol gets my vote too, getting expensive now, last tube was nearly £5. Perhaps mirror finish then clear powder coat, unless you live to polish stuff, in which case, go ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:00 pm 
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What is the least abrasive metal polish for anodised stuff ?


The anodising is basically aluminium oxide aka sapphire effectively. It is far harder than the aluminium and will never 'polish up'. That's why you have to remove it and polish the aluminium.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:18 pm 
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Well thanks for that, I think I'll leave it on.


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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:55 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Never Dull polish
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:07 am 
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