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  • I think I actually DID IT!!!! Caswell and this site ROCK!!!

    Well, it looks like I did it! I went home, used the Black/Spiral, twice, once up and down, then once back and forth. Then I moved to another Spiral wheel with the Brown Tripoli. I did this about three times. I now have almost a mirror finish! I can see that I need to speed up the drill (mine is very old, and Im using it so much that now there is about 1/4 of play in the shaft!) I spent a long time researching what I needed to do, and, I think if someone does that, They too can get these results! Believe me, I never thought I coulkd do it!
    Here is the formula that worked for me:
    36 grit disc sanded with air grinder (NEVER EVER DO THIS!!!!!!)
    180 grit wet sand
    320 grit wet sand
    400 grit wet sand
    600 grit wet sand
    1500 grit wet sand (yah, I know a bug jump, my store here sucks!)
    I did the 1500 grit twice
    Spiral wheel and Black Emery, twice over
    New Spiral wheel and Brown Tripoli three times, alternating ways of buff
    hand polished with the liquid white rouge.
    Tools were:
    Very tired old drill with two speeds. (Use high always with a drill)
    lots of old shirts
    Of course the 4" Aluminum Polish kit from Caswell!
    Lots of sanding, patince, and reading, reading, reading here!!!
    And, I must say, thank you all for the advice.
    I will post pictures tomorrow!
    Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

  • #2
    One more thing to try

    Hey. I forgot to mention one of the biggest things that helped me...
    After I did the 600 grit, I buffed out a small part of the frame, to see what it would look like. Let me tell you, that is all the motivator you need! When I saw that shine, all my depression and laziness was gone. I finished the rest of that side that night.
    Try it, you will be suprised how much it will lift your spirits.
    Have a great day guys, good luck!
    Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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    • #3
      This is the work so far

      http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/al...php?pic_id=513
      http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/al...php?pic_id=512
      Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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      • #4
        Yep, it sure is great to see the color come out wiht that first buff...

        Can't see any of your pix so far...

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        • #5
          I have tried very hard to post pics to no avaail. Would someone please walk me through it? I am not usually this incompetant....
          So, thanks alot!
          Josh
          Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fizlfry
            I have tried very hard to post pics to no avaail. Would someone please walk me through it? I am not usually this incompetant....
            So, thanks alot!
            Josh
            Email them to me i will get them up for you: [email protected] or hit me up on yahoo: customandsound
            thanks chuck

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            • #7
              These links should work..... More to come..

              http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/al...php?pic_id=513
              http://www.caswellplating.com/bbs/al...php?pic_id=512
              Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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              • #8
                looking good thus far keep up the good work bro
                when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
                G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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                • #9
                  Almost there!!

                  Thanks alot!!!
                  I couldnt have done it without you guys!!
                  Hey, a quick question... Ive seen posts on Dremel tools for polishing. I have one, and I was wondering if I could do the final liquid white rouge with that dremel? It has five speed settings, with the last one screaming fast. I also have a very small little polishing pad. can I really use that thing?
                  Thanks again,
                  Josh
                  Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv

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                  • #10
                    Yes you can use the Dremel. Easleysp has a compressor problem and is doing his polishing with a Dremel. The pictures of his parts look great.

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                    • #11
                      Only problem I've had with the dremel is the swirl marks. All I've been able to use are the small felt pads with different compounds and they seem to have the same results as far as the shine. I tried to post a picture of it in the album but didn't have any luck. Maybe I'll try again later.

                      Steve

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                      • #12
                        i also do alot of my work with a dremel and have good luck. the swirls are just a sad fact i think, i have not produced a perfect swirl free part yet . as for the final i would only caution that on a large part/surface the dremel pad size is small and you might get streaks from it. as always bro best of luck.
                        when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
                        G2 Polishing and Powdercoating

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