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I have been in the process of trying to polish my saddle tanks on my dump truck. I have a high speed buffer and have tried Mothers and Maguires aluminum and mag polish.

Those two only seem to put a shine to it but they just dont seem to get the job done.

My truck is a converted Wal-Mart truck so I'm sure it has never seen any polish in its life.

I want my tanks to look like mirrors. Right now the have a very cloudy appearance to them.

Maybe I need to start with something with some grit to it and work my way up to a paste or liquid?
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: lone_star_dsl</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I have been in the process of trying to polish my saddle tanks on my dump truck. I have a high speed buffer and have tried Mothers and Maguires aluminum and mag polish.

Those two only seem to put a shine to it but they just dont seem to get the job done.

My truck is a converted Wal-Mart truck so I'm sure it has never seen any polish in its life.

I want my tanks to look like mirrors. Right now the have a very cloudy appearance to them.

Maybe I need to start with something with some grit to it and work my way up to a paste or liquid? </div></div>
Flitz! I was skeptical at first and I used it on an old tool box and old alloy wheels; nothing else would touch it and I tried Flitz and couldn't believe it.
 

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Flitz!

Years ago my brother and I were team driving an old White Freightliner and had to lay over for the weekend waiting for a load. We spent almost all day Saturday polishing the saddle tanks with Nevr-Dull and had them looking real good when some @$$hole showed up with some flitz and wanted to demonstrate it on my tanks that were just polished. It took him all of two minutes to make the tanks look like crap with one shiny spot right in the middle. We ended up buying a case of it and I've been using it ever since.
 

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Where can I buy it?
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BlueMule</div><div class="ubbcode-body">http://www.flitz-polish.com/family.asp?fam_id=ZFMP

Ouch!...$199.00 per gallon

It used to be $6.00 for a 12oz tube or $5.00 if you bought a case of 12, but that was before some of the members on here were born. </div></div>
It doesn't take much though. I did the full size toolboxe with about a 3oz tube.
 

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Make your own for less then bucks


Here is the recipie

1 gallon of Oderless mineral spirts get your self some Rouge bars 1 white 1 green, 2 POP bottles

Break up the bars fill a 20 OZ bottle about 1/4 full with the bars Fill with mineral spirits let it break down and in a day or so just sitting it will be the best damn polish you could buy or make. I put a ball bearing in mine to help them shake but it is not needed.

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Flitz is an awesome polish!!!

Now the better question is how can you keep that "just polished" shine after you use the Flitz?

The answer is ZOOPS . I use this stuff on my wheels and diamondplate. The pressure washer removes the brake dust and road grime and leaves it looking like you just polished it.
 

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talk to a good home fuel oil company they have some comertial grade stuff they use it works great

or call up tto (tank truck outfitters) they work on those trucks and carry polish their # is 717 545 8888 standard mon to fri hrs i think and tell them you want tank polish
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Superfly</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

WORKS Awsome and cheap </div></div>


Superfly, any idea if this works on stainless steel also??? I have a Prevost Bus that we are working on converting and I would love to see it sparkle some day.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Superfly</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Make your own for less then bucks


Here is the recipie

1 gallon of Oderless mineral spirts get your self some Rouge bars 1 white 1 green, 2 POP bottles

Break up the bars fill a 20 OZ bottle about 1/4 full with the bars Fill with mineral spirits let it break down and in a day or so just sitting it will be the best damn polish you could buy or make. I put a ball bearing in mine to help them shake but it is not needed.

WORKS Awsome and cheap </div></div>I have never tried this recipe but always use the rouge bars ( we have for over 20 years). Just load up the polishing wheel with the product and cut away. I will try this cocktail because I have seen some stuff like that (a homemade cocktail) used in truck stops years ago and forgot all about it.
 

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kerry94</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Superfly</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

WORKS Awsome and cheap </div></div>


Superfly, any idea if this works on stainless steel also??? I have a Prevost Bus that we are working on converting and I would love to see it sparkle some day. </div></div>

Stainless is really hard, but it can be polished. Usually though, if it is true stainless, it probably can be cleaned up with eagle one wadding. If it is really aluminum thouhg, and I have seen some buses that are, a good polish will work on it, along with some time.
 
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White Diamond metal polish sold at advance auto parts. I've been using it for years. It's very easy and leaves a nice shine.
 

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Tips On How To Polish Aluminum

You can follow certain techniques to achieve the result that you want. Items made of aluminum can be scratched easily. You need to know the different procedures on how to apply the product before you proceed with the task.

For best result, buy the best aluminum polish. It is also available in a kit that includes the polish, microfiber cloth and a variety of buffer pieces. This will make your job easier since you have everything.

The kits price depends on the number of pieces included in the package. Also included in the kit are the instructions on how to use the polish correctly. The manufacturer of the aluminum polish gives recommendations and tips to complete the job fast.

The most popular way of applying the aluminum polish is by the use of a microfiber cloth. An alternative way is by the use of a buffer brush that you can buy at hardware stores. Before applying the polish you need to clean the surface first.
 

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I use white diamond metal polish and then wax over it with car wax. I did this past April and it looks just as good today as it did in April. it stands up to the rain here in the NW.
 

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If I may add my two cents worth, I would highly recommend MASTER FORMULA'S METAL GLOSS AND THEIR SEALER GLOSS. Great for Aluminum, Chrome, Brass, Stainless Steel and more. The Metal Gloss really brought out the aluminum and stainless shine on my 53 year old 1964 Fairlane. BOTH METAL AND SEALER can be purchased through e-bay from $39.99 to $44.99 and free shipping.
There is also a video that you can watch on youtube and e-bay.
There are many good waxes on the market but it's up to the consumer to decide which is right for him or her.
Good Luck!
 
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