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Old 22-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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how to preserve a mirror polished lower unit ?

Hi there,

Do you guys have any experience in this ?
I know it could be a bit slower, and it's not recommended for salt water use... but ok, I chose to go for a bling bling look and I'm in fresh waters only

So, what I'm after is a aluminium sealer product, that won't peel off, or turn yellow during the course of time. I'm prepared to do some buffing on my lower unit, but I'd like it to be minimal by using the right products.
I searched the web and made a productlist, which I thought is usefull to share.

www.shineseal.com
www.innate.com/Supplies/Wizards/Wizards.htm (power seal)
www.flitz.com/ultimate-marine-care-kit
www.sharkhide.com/mpinfo.html
www.gordsaluminumpolish.com
http://www.nuvitechemical.com/c-68-m...ii-system.aspx
www.por15.com/GLISTEN-PC_p_45.html

Please share your advice and possible products.
Thanks ! T.

Pic in attachement is the look I'm after.
Fairly sure I'm not gonna reach that degree of perfection on my Yam lower unit but I'll try
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Old 22-12-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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I had one that looked like that once! Don't leave it in the water and spray it down with wd40 when you take it out.
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Old 23-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks! I've read that WD40 trick also elsewhere from user bigboy. That might just do the trick and be sufficient...
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Old 23-02-2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Done ! Pic of the result in attachment.

I'm gonna use "belgom alu" as a cleaner/sealer product.
http://www.carproducts.be/Belgom_Alu

Greets, T.
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Done ! Pic of the result in attachment.

I'm gonna use "belgom alu" as a cleaner/sealer product.
http://www.carproducts.be/Belgom_Alu

Greets, T.
Belgom Alu is a great finishing polish, but will offer next to no protection… I use it on my polished Porsche Alloys, but use 'Chemical Guys Jetseal 109' as protection. Wouldn't dip them in salt water though!!

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Wow, those are some nice, classis rims!

Would like a pic of the whole car Paul
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Unfortunately they're not on a Porsche, but they are NOS and made in very rare sizes for an early 70s 911RS!

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if that was in london it would have a decorative tissue box on the parcel shelf!
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Nice rims indeed !

Thanks for the warning about my aluminum cleaner product... I thought it sealed and protected also. If anyone knows another good Alu sealer product, feel free to share. I think that "shineseal" is about the only one that stays on, on a lower unit. Looking for the European equivalent. Going to ask the detailer-wizzards of 'wax it' and post results here...

I ordered also magnesium anodes, as I'm in fresh waters only.
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Heat the box up and spray it with silicone spray, comma do a multipurpose one.
You need it hot enough that the spay smokes, space heater is good best done with the seals out but can be done with them in if you are careful. Should last at least a season just wipe over with the same stuff when you clean her down.makes bare ally amazingly resistant to even salt water. Don't ever try to re paint it though.
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I don't get it...
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Wax-it.be has no specific experience in this type of application.
So they cannot guarantee it will work. Their advice is to apply a typical super polymer sealer like "Gyeon Q2 Cancoat"
www.wax-it.be/webshop/gyeon-can-coat.html

The shiny rims above from Paul gave me the idea to get more info on a detailing forum.

Let's not forget that the alu-sealers mentioned above will surely work. Particularly the shineseal product should work i guess. But all of those products are available in US only, and I'd like to avoid shipping costs.....

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I'm in the process of polishing up a bling bling box at the mo and wondered if anyone's got any pointers as to the best way to do it? Elbow grease is what I'm using but is there a better way?

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