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How to polish stainless straps on a transport truck

First thing to talk about is that stainless is a much harder metal then aluminum.  My process is pretty much the same for both with minor adjustments when doing stainless. #1.  Sanding:  If you're doing a small area or piece that's in good shape with no pitting or scratches you can use a DA sander with 320, 400 and 600 grit aluminum oxide sand paper.  If you're working on a large area or badly pitted, scratched pieces I suggest using a 3000/3500 rpm polisher with a foam backing plate you will save a TON of time on your sanding process. Here's a pic of the foam backing plate I use. Use 180, 320, 400, and 600 with the 3000/3500 rotary...

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How to Polish aluminum rims

One of the top questions I get asked is How can I get my aluminum rims to shine like a mirror.  In this short blog I explain exactly how to do that. Step by Step Process Clean your rim of all dirt and road debris, if you have grease and or tar using mineral spirits and an SOS pad works wonders. (personally I don`t use acid, but on certain occasions when rims are very badly oxidized using acid can make the process easier.) Prepping and sanding aluminum is the secret to a deep clear shine.  I use 180, 320, 400 and 600 grit aluminum oxide sand paper.  Always remember that your first grit is the bulk of your work.  so...

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