How Do You Polish Aluminum?

To polish aluminum, rub the aluminum surface with tartar cream, and rinse it with water. Use a soft cloth to apply the aluminum polish in small circular motions. You need dish soap, tartar cream, aluminum polish, an old toothbrush, soft cloths and water to accomplish this task.

  1. Wash the aluminium

    Using a soft cloth, wash the aluminum surface with water and dish soap, and scrub off dirt. Rinse the surface with clean water.

  2. Apply the tartar cream

    Pour tartar cream in a bowl, add water, and mix to form a paste. Using a soft cloth, rub the aluminum surface with the paste in small circular motions. Work a small section at a time. Soak the soft cloth in the tartar cream every time you work on a new section. Use an old toothbrush to clean in the corners of the aluminum piece. Rinse the surface with clean water, and dry it with a soft cloth.

  3. Apply the aluminum polish

    Using a soft cloth, apply aluminum polish to the cleaned surface. Use small circular motions to apply and rub the polish in. Take caution not to apply the polish to the aluminum surfaces that come in direct contact with food to avoid heath risks.