Rough tanks and what to use - How to polish aluminum


 

These tanks had not been done in several years.  

the Products we used to get this result

 

Step 1 Sanding

320, 400 and 600 grit sand paper

http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/sand-paper



 Step 2 Cutting Stage

FastCut buffing wheel

http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/new-highway-shine-10-medium-heavy-cut-buffing-wheel

439T Rouge bar, heavy cut

http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/439-t-rouge-bar-approx-2-5-lb-green-bar-heavy-cut-3-pack

 

Step 3 Finishing

White untreated Buffing wheel

http://dcsupershine.myshopify.com/collections/trucks/products/new-highway-shine-10-white-untreated-buffing-wheel

Matchless Blue Rouge bar

http://dcsupershinestore.com/products/matchless-blue-rouge-bar-8b56-3-bars

 

 

and of course using  a 6000 rpm Dewalt grinder

http://dcsupershinestore.com/collections/tools/products/dewalt-d28499x-7-9-6-000-rpm-5-3-hp-angle-grinder

 

hope this helps shed some light on how to achieve a mirror shine

Denis Champagne

Master Detailer

- Onwer at DC Super Shine

 

 

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2 comments


  • Paul Smith

    I own a 2012 aluminium septic tanker. it has never been polished or been treated. only wash and go. the water spots and oxidation is killing me. I need to get hooked up on a kit or the right products. please email me and send me an invoice. thanks
    Paul Smith
    Huntsville Al


  • Martin Gordon

    I am interested in polishing tankers. I would like to buy a starter kit. I am not sure what that is but I imagine an orbital sander and an angle grinder plus the appropriate sand paper and polishing wheels and compounds. Can I buy a set up like this from you with your recommendations? Thank you.


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