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Boat Metal Polishing

Boat Metal Polishing

Boat Metal Polishing

Metal rails and fittings have to be polished and protected to keep them looking good. Salt water and salt air will eventually corrode boat metal. Even if your boat only ventures into fresh water, metal surfaces still need protection to prevent corrosion and mineral etching. 

Marine 31 Finish Cut Metal Restoring Polish creates a mirror finish on all marine uncoated metal surfacesMarine 31 Finish Cut Metal Restoring Polish is one of the best marine meta polishes and protectants around. Use it on chrome, aluminum, copper, brass, and stainless steel. Marine 31 Finish Cut Metal Restoring Polish removes salt and mineral deposits and rust while depositing a clear, protective coating that stands up to salt water!

3M Marine Aluminum Restorer and Polish 09020 is specifically intended for use on aluminum as it safely removes heavy oxidation, stains, and tarnish.  Besides aluminum, it can also be used on, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and chrome. It's ideal for aluminum boats, pontoons, and trailers.

Mothers Marine Power Metal is a liquid metal polish that is safe for all polishable metals.  It removes oxidation and restores shine when applied by hand or using Mothers PowerBall Mini Polishing Tool.

A metal polish can be applied by hand or with a polisher. If you're working on railings and small metal fittings, hand application will likely be easiest. Use a towel or foam applicator. When applying a metal polish, fast rubbing - not hard rubbing - is best to remove oxidation and restore the shine.

If you are polishing an aluminum boat, trailer, or pontoon, a polisher will speed up the process. A wool pad on a rotary polisher will eliminate heavy oxidation on aluminum. Just be sure to wear eye protection since wool does lint. Polishing aluminum produces a black residue. Have plenty of towels on hand for buffing and a pad spur to remove excess residue from your wool pad.

Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Polishing Kit

Restoring aluminum boats, pontoons, and boat trailers may require multiple steps, depending on their condition. The Wolfgang Metallwerk Aluminum Polishing System is a four step process of compounding, polishing, shine enhancement, and protection. The fourth step, Wolfgang Metallwerk Concours Metal Sealant seals out contamination and maintains the shine of all metals.

Choosing a Metal Polish

Metals are not all the same. If you're polishing a metal surface with an aluminum polish and no black residue appears, it is not aluminum. Immediately stop polishing and remove the polish. A polish made for bare aluminum cannot be used on coated or painted metals. Switch to a metal polish designed for coated metals.

Marine 31 Finish Cut Metal Restoring Polish can be applied by hand or machine!Flitz Metal Polish, Fiberglass & Paint Restorer is a safe option for all types of metals. If you're not sure what type of metal is found on your boat, you can use Flitz with confidence. Flitz leaves a clear, protective film that resists fingerprints and oxidation.

Metal Polishing Tips:

  • Always wear eye protection when using wool pads. Wool pads tend to lint.
  • Wear old clothes or a protective apron when polishing aluminum because the oxidation comes off in the form of a black residue.
  • Have many microfiber towels on hand to remove the black residue.
  • Use a pad spur to clean wool pads, which can become matted or caked during operation.




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