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Aluminum polish?

At the Good Guys Car Show (SF) there was a vendor doing demonstrations of a product for polishing aluminum. He rubbed the paste onto an aluminum can bottom with a cloth and it made it shine like chrome with 5 seconds of hand polishing.
I should have bought the pint container ($15) but did not and now need something to polish my aluminum wheels (non clear coated)
Anyone know what or where I can get it?

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Try the Maguires Hot Rims polish, really good stuff.
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Purple polish from speedway is really good stuff also. ..Cole
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Try the Maguires Hot Rims polish, really good stuff.
Best I have found.

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This is the best stuff I have ever used,and I've polished lots of truck wheels & fuel tanks,as well as my own wheels;
http://www.buschshineproducts.com/in...&products_id=3
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This is the stuff i am talking about. http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Purple...lish,2598.html . Cole
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At the Good Guys Car Show (SF) there was a vendor doing demonstrations of a product for polishing aluminum. He rubbed the paste onto an aluminum can bottom with a cloth and it made it shine like chrome with 5 seconds of hand polishing.
I should have bought the pint container ($15) but did not and now need something to polish my aluminum wheels (non clear coated)
Anyone know what or where I can get it?

Thanks
Ron
I think you're thinking of Master Shine and Master Polish, I'm not at home right now so I'm not sure if I hit the names right. Master is in the name. The vendor is kind of a scrawny feller with a goatee? He does all the shows in Ca. I have about 10 bottles of his product at home, it's good stuff. I bought a case of each and gave it away for Christmas one year. Let me know if this is the stuff you're thinking of, Santa may get you one this year.
With that said, the Meguiars product is probably the best polish out there, friends that have used the others rave about it.
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We love the Meguires stuff. Produces a nice shine and smells like cinnamon can't beat it. lol
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I think you're thinking of Master Shine and Master Polish, I'm not at home right now so I'm not sure if I hit the names right. Master is in the name. The vendor is kind of a scrawny feller with a goatee? He does all the shows in Ca. I have about 10 bottles of his product at home, it's good stuff. I bought a case of each and gave it away for Christmas one year. Let me know if this is the stuff you're thinking of, Santa may get you one this year.
With that said, the Meguiars product is probably the best polish out there, friends that have used the others rave about it.
That was the guy! Had an attractive woman with him for the presentation taking money. Stuff was impressive and I should have bought a bottle but we were going to walk around first and then my buddies back really started hurting. Had to take him to Hooters for Beer and Wings in Pleasanton to ease the pain!
My son used some rim cleaner on the aluminum Torque Thrust II wheels that caused them to oxidize. Kids and cars... he thought he was being helpful.
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Try the Maguires Hot Rims polish, really good stuff.
I have never used this , But i am going to give it a try. ...Cole
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There are many types of polish that will polish aluminum. But when you see someone polishing the bottom of a pop can, it is hype. The aluminum in a pop can is a soft aluminum compared to the aluminum that wheels are made out of. Shop around and don't get caught up in hype.
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I also ran into a demonstrator who took a quarter from me and shined it up like a mirror in a few seconds.
I purchased his product, can't remember the name but it's in a red tube like a toothpaste tube.
Anyway, it was only ten bucks and made my Torque Thrusts look brand new with not much effort.

I figured that if it doesn't work, I can at least shine up all of my change!!

Ron..
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There are many types of polish that will polish aluminum. But when you see someone polishing the bottom of a pop can, it is hype. The aluminum in a pop can is a soft aluminum compared to the aluminum that wheels are made out of. Shop around and don't get caught up in hype.
Reminds me of something I saw at last years Good-Guys show. I was watching the guy demonstrate his super aluminum polish on a Coke can he had procured from a person in the audience (to show it wasn't hype). He proceeded to give the bottom of the Coke can a brilliant shine. Just then a fellow stepped up with a pair of LT1 Chevy valve covers that he had just purchased at the swap meet. They were in very good shape with no noticeable corrosion, but in dire need of some elbow grease and a good aluminum polish. He offered one of the valve covers to the guy to show how well it worked on them. The guy stuttered and stammered and mentioned something about liability and turned the guy down. About half the crowd watching walked away at that point.

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This is where I can shed some serious light. I had developed some pretty incredible aluminum polishes with past companies that I have no interest in and this is the hype to look out for.

Polishing the bottom of a can or polishing a penny is a simple trick. With the ability to hold the can a certain way or being able to pinch the coin in the rag, you can put tremendous force to push the abrasives in the polish, into the metal. Very small space, a lot of polishing force, and WOW, a super shiny nickle. Try spreading that force over a large area and your forearms will look like Popeye! There is a material called chromium oxide that is green in color and reacts with oxidation with a chemical reaction to help loosen the oxidation. This makes it easier to remove and set up to polish. You can find them online with Google. For pretty bad oxidation Metal Master Easy Cut is an excellent cut and clean product. Metal Master Final Shine leaves a great luster and really minimizes whisp polish lines. For an insane depth of shine on aluminum, a product called Deep Alume is incredible. It makes well cleaned aluminum look like chrome. It's pretty sick.

This is the first time I have actually given them props as I was the one that developed and started each of the companies but they both got swiped from me through crappy partnerships. I Basically got burned twice, But these products are incredible performers and second to none.

For the mods and admin. I started these companies and currently have absolutely no affiliation with them and never will. But the product you guys could get from them are absolutely the best performers. I hate these guys but they are the ones who are selling my old best formulas and those formulas are killer. For you Chrome Guys wait till you try Deep Chrome Chrome polish Harley Davidson was all over this stuff

Hope the explanation made sense to all

www.deepfinish.com or www.britemax.com

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Reminds me of something I saw at last years Good-Guys show. I was watching the guy demonstrate his super aluminum polish on a Coke can he had procured from a person in the audience (to show it wasn't hype). He proceeded to give the bottom of the Coke can a brilliant shine. Just then a fellow stepped up with a pair of LT1 Chevy valve covers that he had just purchased at the swap meet. They were in very good shape with no noticeable corrosion, but in dire need of some elbow grease and a good aluminum polish. He offered one of the valve covers to the guy to show how well it worked on them. The guy stuttered and stammered and mentioned something about liability and turned the guy down. About half the crowd watching walked away at that point.

Vince
Everyone of those guys showing you the shiny bottom of a can knows that if you handed them a steering column from Billet Specialties you will get all kinds of excuses why they can't polish it. Blah Blah Blah Insurance. Definitely HYPE!
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