Straightening and repairing aluminum trim pieces can seem like a daunting task, although many of the same skills and processes you use to refinish car body panels are also used when straightening trim. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process of removing dents and scratches and returning a luster to trim pieces by polishing aluminum.
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Great information! How do you recommend removing the anodizing?
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I think it would have helped to mention the rotation of the buffing wheel in relation to the piece and how easy it is to get it caught on the buffing pad. Safety first!
It sure would be nice to see things closer. Up close camera work has been lacking on many of these videos, but this one is really bad. I can’t see anything when he tries to get the dents out.
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After the anodizing has been removed, what is the best way to keep the polished piece from dulling over time.
Hello. The pieces we stripped for this video were interior pieces and are easily maintained by simply applying aluminum polish once a year.
Exterior pieces would require more attention, or having them re-anodized or flash plated.