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How to protect polished aluminum?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by garlicbreath, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. garlicbreath

    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    I made an emblem for my grill out of billit aluminum and need some ideas on protecting it. I tried clearcoating it, but it yellowed within a month.
    I was thinking of just keeping it waxed, but thats too much work.
    I called the local anodizing place and asked about clear anodizing and he said when he has done it it turns the aluminum grey.
    Any ideas? It's highly polished to a mirror finish.
     
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    clear powdercoat????
     
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    Good clear wont yellow... Use a quality urethane and it'll be fine...
     
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    I've used FLITZ with really good luck. supposed to protect for 6 monthe but harsh conditions might lessen that time, it sheds muddy water really well. Plus its not real expensive.
     
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    Next time I get off my lazy butt and polish my wheels, Im going to zoops them. I hate how my side exit exhaust tarnishes them in like 2 weeks.
     
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    My billet aluminum power steering bracket is clear powder coated and if I wipe the grease off it still looks new. :D

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    Last edited: Oct 10, 2006

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