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Old 09-04-2008, 14:02   #1
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The mast has lost it's sheen

I have an alluminium mast that appears to have had a gold coating on it which has been removed after nearly 40 years of weathering. Can anyone help me on how I could get the lustre back on my mast?

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Old 09-04-2008, 14:10   #2
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Google "Nuvite Polish" used to polish Aluminum airplanes, Airstreams and anything else Aluminum

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Old 09-04-2008, 14:46   #3

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The gold finish probably was anodizing. Your choices are to polish it, paint it, or re-anodize it. re-anodizing it means pulling it and shipping it to a "plating" house that can accomodate something that big--not easy to find. Painting means special prep, primer, and paint--not cheap and not as long-lasting as anodizing. No real metallic golds, either.

Polish and living with whatever you have, just shinier, may be the only practical solution.
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Old 09-04-2008, 16:49   #4
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You can buff and polish aluminum's gonna be a lot of work to keep looking nice.

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