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I recently purchased a used 15” set of 4 Pro-Line Linking Rings.

Any advice on how to polish them? I believe that they are aluminum.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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I have these. I don’t think anything will make them shine like stainless steel as they are indeed aluminum. Some would say that is a feature, not a bug as the don’t glint in the light but that’s obviously an matter of taste. I find that soap and water with a towel dry takes off the black oxidation that they get from handling.

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Thanks David! I’m going to try Mothers Car Polish for aluminum rims.
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Sounds good, let me know. I did try some Aluminum polish, don’t remember which.
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Hi Lou:

I've used Brasso on aluminum - it worked out very well. The label on the Brasso container says it can be used on aluminum.

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Thanks Ron! I trust your recommendations!
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I have also used Brasso on Aluminum and it works like Ron said.
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I remember now. The polish works of course but I find the oxidation comes back quickly and I could not see polishing them frequently, too time consuming.. I just tried the soap and water and it worked.
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Thanks David!
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I've got some stuff in the shop that is just wipe on and off. I will look and get the name tomorrow. It was in a silver tube that I got at at hardware show.
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Thank you Richard! I’ll first try the Mothers Aluminum polish. I would appreciate knowing what you’ve used.
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I looked on line and found it. It is called Flitz. Here is a link...https://www.flitz.com/blog/how-to-polish-aluminum. It also worked great on brass and copper.
Remember the old Rick Johnson trick on keeping brass from oxidizing after cleaning was to rub some tung oil into the brass. That was a tip he had in one of his Linking Ring columns.
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Thanks again Richard!
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Flitz is great.
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I've always used "Simi-Chrome" on my aluminum Zombie balls. Works beautifully.
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Thanks Frank!
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