[Saloon-lovers] Polishing engine aluminium ..or is it aluminum

Has a lister any smart ideas about polishing up rocker covers and exposed
aluminium on the engine.
My Mark 2 has been idle for over a year and the aluminium has become grotty.

Are there any easy methods of restoring some sort of polish? Or is it just
elbow grease and hard work. If it is the latter than what do you use? I
have tried Silvo and light abrasives such as used in the house for cleaning
purposes but it is not really very quick nor effective.

Ideas please

Roger Fielden
1964 3.8 Mark 2

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Roger,

Try a product named Flitz (made in Germany). It’s quite remarkable. You
put it on with a paper towel, final polish with a cotton cloth. I get all
the shine I want with this stuff. Not mirror, mind you but very impressive.

Tom Carson
Juneau, Alaska
1954 XK120SE OTS S674946
1962 Mark 2, 3.8 MOD

From: Roger Fielden rogerfielden@optusnet.com.au
Reply-To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 16:55:27 +1100
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Polishing engine aluminium …or is it aluminum

Has a lister any smart ideas about polishing up rocker covers and exposed
aluminium on the engine.
My Mark 2 has been idle for over a year and the aluminium has become grotty.

Are there any easy methods of restoring some sort of polish? Or is it just
elbow grease and hard work. If it is the latter than what do you use? I
have tried Silvo and light abrasives such as used in the house for cleaning
purposes but it is not really very quick nor effective.

Ideas please

Roger Fielden
1964 3.8 Mark 2

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Because the aluminum parts I find in my area are in a badly oxidized
state, I sand them with whatever sandpaper will remove the blems. Then go to
finer and finer paper, ending with 1200. After that buff with a cloth wheel
and rouge appropriate for aluminum. I started doing this on my old Triumph
pre-units years ago.
John H----- Original Message -----
From: “Carson” carson@alaska.net
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2002 1:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Saloon-lovers] Polishing engine aluminium …or is it aluminum

Roger,

Try a product named Flitz (made in Germany). It’s quite remarkable. You
put it on with a paper towel, final polish with a cotton cloth. I get all
the shine I want with this stuff. Not mirror, mind you but very
impressive.

Tom Carson
Juneau, Alaska
1954 XK120SE OTS S674946
1962 Mark 2, 3.8 MOD

From: Roger Fielden rogerfielden@optusnet.com.au
Reply-To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 16:55:27 +1100
To: saloons@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Polishing engine aluminium …or is it aluminum

Has a lister any smart ideas about polishing up rocker covers and
exposed

aluminium on the engine.
My Mark 2 has been idle for over a year and the aluminium has become
grotty.

Are there any easy methods of restoring some sort of polish? Or is it
just

elbow grease and hard work. If it is the latter than what do you use? I
have tried Silvo and light abrasives such as used in the house for
cleaning

purposes but it is not really very quick nor effective.

Ideas please

Roger Fielden
1964 3.8 Mark 2

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Visit you local Harley Davidson Dealer for many interesting
cleaners for chrome and aluminum.On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, Roger Fielden wrote:

Has a lister any smart ideas about polishing up rocker covers and exposed
aluminium on the engine.
My Mark 2 has been idle for over a year and the aluminium has become grotty.

Are there any easy methods of restoring some sort of polish? Or is it just
elbow grease and hard work. If it is the latter than what do you use? I
have tried Silvo and light abrasives such as used in the house for cleaning
purposes but it is not really very quick nor effective.

Ideas please

Roger Fielden
1964 3.8 Mark 2

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