How is aluminium cleaned?
Vibratory finishing or cleaning is performed on aluminium profiles with automatic cleaning machines using sisal and cotton. Small parts are instead polished by hand.
After cleaning, each polished aluminium surface can then be coloured, either normally or electrolytically. This overlap of effects increases the number of uses even more. The most commonly used colours are gold and natural colours, but many combinations of finishes and colours can be applied.
Following the process, the surface appears brushed and polished, for a smooth mirror effect free of scuffs. Aluminium polishing or cleaning is applied to small parts or profiles, leading to a reflective surface with a mirror effect. Examples include frames for glass panes, kitchen handles and bodywork details.
The mirror finish created through aluminium polishing is particularly popular in electronic objects and the design of lamps and home accessories. The resulting reflective surface leads to objects with an elegant look when used in the right proportions, ensuring sophisticated details. The reflective surface created by aluminium polishing is also used in the lighting industry for the inside of light fittings to enhance the power of bulbs or concentrate the light beam below.