How to Polish an Aluminum Mirror

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Polishing an aluminum mirror involves wiping it down with an all-purpose cleaner to remove dirt and grime, spraying a good metal polish on a microfiber cloth and buffing the surface until it is shiny and streak-free. Make an aluminum mirror look like new with advice from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to polish an aluminum mirror. First off you want to get any dirt, grime or residue off of it. You can use an all-purpose cleaner or a glass cleaner will work. You don't want anything abrasive or gritty because it will scratch the metal and just make sure to get it good and clean to get all the residue off of it and then as far as polishing it, you can grab your favorite metal polish. This is Method Stainless Steel Polish, it works on all metals. It just says, it says stainless steel in the front but if you read the back it says it's great for all metals. You want to spray it onto a microfiber cloth, microfiber works best for buffing anything because, since the fibers are so close together it'll get, you know, the complete surface. Next you just want to take your metal polish and buff it onto the mirror. This particular stainless steel polish will, it won't leave streaks, it'll dry like a window cleaner will and it won't leave any streaks. And like I said, it's good for all metals. Once you're done, your mirror will be streak-free and shiny and you can take a look. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is the best way to polish an aluminum mirror.


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