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Finish 04 Mar 2022 18:57 #118302

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I use the maroon scotch Brite with Windex on non polished  areas. It cleans and leaves a nice finish. Much like a brillo pad. 
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Finish 04 Mar 2022 17:29 #118298

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What JPalin said. The 8447 stuck on an orbital sander leaves a nice uniform finish,  I hadn't seen that chart before JP, nice. Here's another with grit equivalents:
 

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Finish 04 Mar 2022 16:48 #118296

Why not use a scotch bright pad? I’ve used them on my boat in the ares where I do not want to polish. Works great and you get several levels of abrasiveness. They have silicone carbide or aluminum oxide which I think is okay on aluminum:

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Finish 04 Mar 2022 15:56 #118294

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Are you after a slight color change?

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Finish 04 Mar 2022 14:25 #118290

Copper does not play well with aluminum, you are better off with Brillo pads which is what the Feather Craft factory recommended.
If you’re looking for something less abrasive there is always aluminum wool, it shines the aluminum if it’s already clean and smooth.
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Has anyone ever used copper, brass or bronze wool on their aluminum boat?
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