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#11223891 - 11/14/15 05:59 PM how do i polish an aluminum boat
chas1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Has anyone had any luck on polishing an aluminum boat, or getting the fade off?

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#11224008 - 11/14/15 07:24 PM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
IslandJim Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 166
Loc: Rockport, TX
You might try looking at the Airstream Trailer sites. They have explicit procedures for polishing their old trailers. The aluminum might be a little different, but most of the steps will be applicable to your boat.

Good Luck, Island Jim
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#11224900 - 11/15/15 10:44 AM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
thanks jim

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#11224983 - 11/15/15 11:57 AM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
wkh2006 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/10
Posts: 216
Loc: Atoka, OK
Do a google search for green magic aluminum polish kingwood texas. Best aluminum polish out there.

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#11225008 - 11/15/15 12:20 PM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
Posts: 285
Loc: Dallas, Texas

This^^^Yea this stuff works wonders. I bought mine from a swap meet.two for 15 bucks.


Edited by Cat finder (11/15/15 12:43 PM)
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#11228569 - 11/17/15 05:34 AM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
MtnHm203 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 429
Another option or pre polish method - get some aluminum cleaner - the kind they use on aluminum truck trailers. I know that ZEP makes it ( http://www.superkleendirect.com/search.aspx?find=Zep+a+lume), but there may be others. It is a solution of Hydroflouric Acid. It is a spray on rinse off type deal. Follow directions to the letter!!! It will CLEAN the Aluminum to like new shiny silver condition -not polished -but will get rid of the black stuff you are about to rub off if you polish it.

Try it, real easy, and will look like a NEW boat - clean, bright Aluminum. You may decide not to polish.

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#11228622 - 11/17/15 06:50 AM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
BODA Offline
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Registered: 06/10/14
Posts: 219
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
post some pics if you decide to polish it up!

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#11228664 - 11/17/15 07:19 AM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Wow, thanks will get it shined as soon as the weathers clears

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#11233301 - 11/19/15 12:59 PM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
BoatRx Offline
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Registered: 04/19/06
Posts: 926
Loc: Gainesville, Texas
We sell a product called Zing, 26.99 gal and ToonBright 21.99 quart concentrate. They are an aluminum acid. You have to be very careful at the length of time you let it set in. But if you follow the directions it does a pretty good job. But seeing how your in Stephenville, try your local Truck (18 wheeler) wash facility. they have a similar acid, thats what the truckers use to clean there aluminum tanks.
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#11236723 - 11/21/15 03:00 PM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
militarybrat Offline
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Registered: 06/02/11
Posts: 2597
Loc: dalllas texas
One word of caution Hydrofloric acid will eat bone (calcium) if it gets into your system. Read the caution statement on product and wear proper protective gear otherwise you might just end up without bone in fingers and arms.
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#11236975 - 11/21/15 06:07 PM Re: how do i polish an aluminum boat [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 341
Loc: Stephenville tx.
thanks,i will be careful with the product.

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