How to Make Aluminum Polish

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How to Make Aluminum Polish
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Making aluminium polish at home with ingredients found in the pantry can save you money. Instead of buying expensive polishes, make your own using this simple method. This recipe makes approximately 227gr. of aluminium polish; it is effective in removing tarnish, grease and other dirt build-up from aluminium objects.

Things you need

  • Cream of tartar
  • Baking soda
  • Mixing bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Soap flakes
  • Jar with lid
  • Labels
  • Steel wool pad
  • Lemon juice (optional)

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  1. 1

    Combine 8 tbsp each of cream of tartar and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well.

  2. 2

    Add 120ml. (4 oz.) of white vinegar to the baking soda mixture. Stir until a soft paste forms.

  3. 3

    Add 4 tbsp soap flakes to the mixture. Stir to combine, evenly distributing all the ingredients.

  4. 4

    Pour the mixture into a glass jar with a secure lid. Label with the date and contents. Store the aluminium polish in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children. The polish will keep for up to two years.

  5. 5

    Apply the polish to aluminium fixtures with a steel wool pad. Scrub to remove tarnish, dirt and grime. Rinse thoroughly with warm water after scrubbing. Apply lemon juice with a soft cloth after using the aluminium polish, if desired, for a shiny finish.

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