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Author Topic: POLISHING 101  (Read 26004 times)

Offline johnu

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #20 on: Sep 04, 2013, 23:42:00 »
Got the polishing figured out!

Offline Roc City Cafe

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #21 on: Sep 05, 2013, 07:15:39 »
awesome!

Offline DeanJ

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #22 on: Sep 05, 2013, 08:50:57 »
My two cents on the Mother's aluminum polish referenced earlier:

I sand  and polish  progressively- finishing with jeweler's rouge on a loose sewn soft cotton wheel. Result is always a flawless raw aluminum shine.  So then I tried  the Mother's polish as it is supposed to shine and protect. I was really interested in the "protect" part.

So after using the Mother's on one of my  case covers, it was very apparent that it actually dulled what was previously a  flawless shine  :o. Keep in mind that this is when sitting right next to another part that was also polished to compare it to.    ( I assume the Mother's is a more aggressive polish  so it can be used on billet parts and wheels with the power ball. The before and afters of that application can be amazing )

I have found that Autosol  is a better final polish and leaves a protectant.......

just 'sayin  :D

Offline crazypj

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #23 on: Sep 05, 2013, 13:30:08 »
Got the polishing figured out!

 That's the tank you made?
Did you gas (oxy/acetelyne) all of it?
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Offline crazypj

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #24 on: Sep 05, 2013, 13:36:31 »
My two cents on the Mother's aluminum polish referenced earlier:

I sand  and polish  progressively- finishing with jeweler's rouge on a loose sewn soft cotton wheel. Result is always a flawless raw aluminum shine.  So then I tried  the Mother's polish as it is supposed to shine and protect. I was really interested in the "protect" part.

So after using the Mother's on one of my  case covers, it was very apparent that it actually dulled what was previously a  flawless shine  :o . Keep in mind that this is when sitting right next to another part that was also polished to compare it to.    ( I assume the Mother's is a more aggressive polish  so it can be used on billet parts and wheels with the power ball. The before and afters of that application can be amazing )

I have found that Autosol  is a better final polish and leaves a protectant.......

just 'sayin  :D

 I found the same thing with Mothers
Toothpaste works just as well and is far cheaper
I found some polish that's even less 'aggressive than Autosol,  you have to be careful what rags you use as the fiber can scratch mirror finish aluminium
It's called MET- ALL 'Racing Polish', made in OH and was cheap ($1.99 for 2 oz tube)
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
I gave my girlfriend an orgasm the other night, but, she spat it back at me
 Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry
 Itís not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werenít doing it  (Terry Pratchett)
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline DeanJ

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #25 on: Sep 05, 2013, 14:29:31 »

Toothpaste works just as well and is far cheaper
 

with or without fluoride ?  ;D

thanks PJ, I will give a test !

Offline ILoveThumpers

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #26 on: Sep 09, 2013, 10:18:08 »
A fabricator friend of mine swears by a product called Flitz. It's his last step on mirror-polished aluminum. He claims it slows oxidation. Sort of a polish and wax together?

He gave me a tube of it but I haven't used it on anything yet. Does anyone here have any experience with it?

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Offline Captmilk76

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #27 on: Sep 09, 2013, 10:43:39 »
At a bar I work at we use Flitz to polish the brass and have for several years

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Offline Captmilk76

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Re: Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #28 on: Sep 09, 2013, 10:44:11 »
Got the polishing figured out!

That tank is sic!

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Offline fordop87

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Re: POLISHING 101
« Reply #29 on: Sep 23, 2013, 23:46:35 »
This is my first attempt at polishing forks. I wasn't going for the mirror finish so I'm pleased with the result.
If I did it again, I would sand with higher grit before using the wheels.