Polishing Aluminum ... Make it shine like chrome
When restoring old motorcycle it's very common to have metal that is corroded and looks terrible.
Aluminum is the easiest metal to polish. All it takes is a drill and cotton buffing wheel with polishing compound.
Use the different compounds to get the desired amount of shine on the metal. It's quite easy.
You can also use a "Scotch Brite" pad between the buffing stages to rough the finish a bit so the buffing gets the metal brighter.
I've used this process on Honda GoldWing intake tubes & valve covers and it works great.