For most aviation enthusiasts, there is nothing more beautiful than a highly polished bare aluminum airplane. As the owner of a polished airplane, I am often asked questions regarding what polishing product or what type of buffer is used. It would be wonderful if learning the answer to those two questions was all that is necessary to achieving spectacular results. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I also don’t believe there is only one single way to achieve the desired results. Ultimately, metal polishers need to embrace a process that works best for them. Over the years, my techniques have evolved and my results have improved. This section of the website will be used to share some of my thoughts on the subject of metal polishing.
As a first step, it seems appropriate to see what others have accomplished.
The following video shows what a beautifully polished bare aluminum airplane can look like.