12-17-2001, 01:06:00 PM
i need help polishing small parts-aluminum & steel.
its something i just cant seem to catch on to & wondered if anyone had ideas. it drives me nuts!
i've tried with a dremel tool & get horrible resuls!
12-17-2001, 01:15:00 PM
what kinda stuff. sand it with 2000 grit and hit it w/ mothers or wenol polish
12-17-2001, 01:36:00 PM
Having nearly completed a Harley project, let me tell you there is allot of aluminum polishing invovled. Steel doesn't really "polish" it will rust fast. For aluminum sand with the black wet/dry paper use it wet and sand up in stags to about 600 grit, then try "never dull" polish wading then mothers or wenol by hand should work. The type of aluminum also matters, If it is anodized you should not sand at all or try to polish it to much.
12-17-2001, 07:25:00 PM
the main part i was thinking about was a master cylinder off a 4th gen i'm using on mine. i think it would look all cool shiny!
12-20-2001, 01:23:00 PM
I want to polish my (Al) wheels and was wondering about the method. They are painted silver and clear coated. How do I strip it down to the metal? Would bead blasting do it?
12-20-2001, 01:50:00 PM
If you blast them be ready to sand your nads off. I'd try a chemical stripper, put some on the back of the wheel first and see the results, an aircraft quality/type should work. Something that won't affect aluminum.
12-22-2001, 12:04:00 AM
You need polishing wheels and polishing compound.You will have to look in the yellow pages for places to get it.Have a tough drill or bench grinder to put these wheels on and go for it.You will have to experiment with how much compound to use.You will get the hang of it.I did my set of 87 IROC rims.I blasted them with wall nut shell media(yellow pages).Kept them faily smooth and polished and painted from there.Lots O work.
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