Alright, I've got the link to the frame polishing document back up. I was looking through the server logs and saw 10 or so 404 errors for that file, so I looked at this thread again and decided to load it up again. I removed it a couple months back when I was cleaning house and redoing the web site.
It's at www.pgrahamdunn.com/polish.htm
I read the Word document on polishing and while I found no errors, it does omit a few dozen very important points, however. The biggest omission is a product called greaseless compound. This stuff will make the initial smoothing-out process much faster. All of the items mentioned are what's known as a buffing compounds. To get to this stage, you need to use a polishing process. This involves material removal, or what one might consider a sanding process. This can be accomplished in many ways, but most of the sanding efforts on aluminum presents certain problems, largely dealing with the clogging or accumulation of aluminum particulate material on the sanding media. The best method I have found involves the use of a ‘greaseless’ compound. This is applied directly to the sanding buffs, but must be allowed to harden before use. For this reason, you'll need a half dozen or so to be used in rotation. The emery-buffing compound is like cutting your grass with a pair of scissors, it can be done, buy I don't recommend it.
Everything can be found at Eastwood, but I recommend a company called Bright Works (www.bright-works.com). I use Eastwood for a lot of things, but not polishing or buffing supplies now that I've discovered Bright Works. They have far more stuff and most of it is much better quality too. They also have an excellent Instruction Manual and even a Video Tape to give you a jump-start.