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How to Polish an Aluminum Pipe

Tyson Simmons

Aluminum pipe, used in construction, automotive projects, and in many other uses can easily become dirty and smudged. By polishing it completely, you can revitalize your project and make it look much more professional. Unlike simply applying polish, completing a process of cleaning, then polishing, helps for a deeper clean and a more crisp shine.

Aluminum Pipes
  1. Clear any objects away from the pipe, and move it so that you have easy access to its full surface.

  2. Use a wire brush to scrape away any sludge and contaminants from the surface of the pipe. Take your time and do a very thorough job.

  3. Use a rag and hot, soapy water to clean the entire surface of the pipe. Use strong dish soap for the easy removal of grease and leftover sludge.

  4. Rinse the pipe off as completely as possible. Allow the pipe to dry for 20 to 30 minutes before continuing.

  5. Using a leather shammy, apply a small amount of aluminum polish to the surface of the pipe, working with only a small area at a time. Work your way from the top of the pipe to the bottom, being sure to dry each area before coninuing on.