There isn’t much you can do, although the better they’re polished the longer they seem to last. At least that’s true in the billet wheel world. People are starting to clear coat polished aluminum with Ceracote clear. it’s an extremely durable ceramic paint that I believe was originally used on guns. Anyway, it could be an option for you, but I will skip it on something this vintage. I like the patina anyway. My polish job is far from perfect.WOW should look great
once it is all polished up how do you protect the finish?
Got a 20 year old MTB with an alloy frame that I thought would look good polished up, but wasn't sure how you would protect it from tarnishing . . . so not stripped the paint off it as yet
Well worth the effort!
As long as you don't wipe it down with something that will scratch it a little flitz if you get something on it is enough to keep the finish. My legit first real job was polishing aluminum parts
I’ve never used Flitz. Need to try it. I have Never Dull and need a new jar of Mother’s.