Polishing billet aluminum...

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    Polishing billet aluminum...

    Just wondering if somebody here can tell me if it's possible to polish a piece of billet aluminum up to a shine (like chrome shiny) by hand...or at home?

    Is this the place for this question?
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    Yo can get close with polish and a mr. clean magic eraser, I use those on my wheels and get a great shine every time. Just remember to wax afterwards.
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    Billet can be polished very well... however, some billet components have been powdercoated with clear, which must be removed before the metal can be buffed out. Use a good quality polish and if the cloth you're using doesn't start turning black, the piece has been coated.

    I don't know of any good ways to remove powdercoating except by sanding.
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    Yea, I was using a Billet polish and the metal did produce a black film, biut I was doing it by hand and it didn't seem to be doing much to the piece at all. Should a little dremel tool or something and do it that way?

    I'm hesitant to do it that way because the engraving of the logo on the emblem piece isn't very deep into the metal. I mean it is deep enough but if I mess up the polishing and start having to remove layers (not that I think I would be that bad, LOL), I don't want mess up the piece(s).
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