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aluminum bumper restoration

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by jbmcohen, Mar 1, 2012.

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    jbmcohen

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    Hello -

    I've been restoring my '88 325ic and I'm down to the rear bumper, which I assume is oxidized. I've tried numerous metal polishes and they haven't made a bit of difference. Any advice on how to bring a little luster back will be greatly appreciated!
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    dogsbark26

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    0000 steel wool? Bav Auto sells a kit for refinishing that aluminumized trim around windows that includes really fine sandpaper and liquid sealer that works pretty good (for its intended purpose - I've never used it on a bumper).
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    jbmcohen

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    thanks. I'll look into it.
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    MGarrison

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    try it on the bottom-side first, then you'll know if it works without risking the side normally in view, mentioned only in case you haven't already been following that procedure.

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