Usually they are aluminum so they can be brushed to shine like chrome plus you dont have to worry about rust. You can polish everything , even iron but the you have to use something to protect it like polishing coat otherwise it will rust soon .
The meterial is a blue or red "soap" and usually machineries or aluminum workshop use it to polish welding point or skimmed parts to match the rest of the product. Propably you can find it on the market also.
I have some and polishing various parts like ports , ingition and every aluminum part. Wheels will be left last as they will require quite an efford.
The method is to have a drilling handheld tool , a cloth brush to be attached to the drill, the polishing "soap" and couple of old cloths .
You attach the the brush to the drill , start spinning and place it over the soap to get some material and the over the item you want to polish. You apply gently on a small area and it will start to get black from the frictions. Thats good , it means that the polishing starts working. After a while put some more material from the soap and and the same procedure. Use the spare old cloth to remove that black thing from that area and see the results. The more you rub it the results are better.
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Last edited by Greek; 15-06-10 at 11:34.