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It depends on how aggressive you want to "refinish". There was a recent post about a marine product by 3m, I believe, that does a good job on the anodized bumpers ('74-'76). If the anodized coating on your trim is too far gone, you can soak the trim in a cleaning product called Greased Lightning. I made a soaking tube with a piece of PVC pipe, capped on the end. Fill it up with the cleaner and let it soak. You'll still have to follow with a mechanical removal process i.e. sandpaper, but it makes short work of the job. If there are no nicks or scrapes to remove, start with a 400 paper and go up from there. Follow this with a quality aluminum polish/protectant and it will be as shiny as chrome. There are products carried by a vendor listed on the FAQ vendor page that are excellent.

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