Wolfgang MetallWerk™ products will restore, clean, polish, and protect your metals.
Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound is step one for severely oxidized or never before polished aluminum surfaces. This is an ammonia-based, abrasive polish designed to remove rust, water spots, and stains from weathered aluminum surfaces.This is the same aluminum polishing technology used by major aircraft manufacturers.
MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound can also be used on chrome, copper, stainless steel, and magnesium. The diminishing abrasives quickly level surface rust and polish away spots and stains. You’re left with a clean, satin finish. To get the bright, reflective finish of new aluminum, you have to use step two, Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Fine Aluminum Polish.
Before (left) and After (right) results from using Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound.
This is a strong polish! After using it, you may see some light swirls. Step two will eliminate these swirls and create a brilliant shine.
Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound should be applied with a dual action or rotary polisher. A dual action machine, like the Porter Cable 7424, may not have the bite to remove severe stains but it will greatly improve them.
If you have a severe case of oxidation on your hands, we suggest using a rotary polisher. If using a rotary machine, the same rules apply as if you were polishing paint. Keep the polisher moving at all times. It can burn the metal. If this happens, allow the area to cool. Then go back over it with the polisher to remove the burn.
Warning! Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound should not be used on anodized, plated, painted, or coated metals.
Polishing Trailers, Diamond Plate
- Put a 4 Ply Twisted Wool Compounding Pad onto your polisher. Wool is the best choice for diamond plate because of the uneven surface.
- Wipe a thin layer of Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound onto the desired surface.
- Polish between 1200- 1500 RPM (or 5-6 OPM on a dual action polisher). Polish until the aluminum appears clean and glossy.
Note: It may take several passes to completely remove severe oxidation. If the pad becomes caked, hold the Foam Conditioning Brush to the foam pad while it spins at a low speed. Be sure to keep your hands clear. Use a steel brush on a wool pad.
* On aluminum, brass and copper, a black residue will appear as you polish.
* On chrome and stainless steel, no residue will appear. Polish until stains disappear.
- Wipe the surface clean. If the surface is clean and smooth with a satin gloss, continue to Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Fine Aluminum Polish. If you can see stains or oxidation, repeat this process until a uniform shine is achieved. Have plenty of old towels on hand for removing polish residue.
Polishing Wheels & Trim:
Tape off the paint or plastic surrounding the area to be polished.
- Wipe a thin layer of Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound on the desired surface.
- Polish at 3000 RPM until the defects are removed.
- Buff the area to remove any residue. Check your work. Repeat this process if necessary.
- Follow up with Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Fine Aluminum Polish to restore a brighter shine.
- The Wool-Ball can be washed in Wolfgang Polishing Pad Rejuvenator.