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    Hi.

    I've just found this board searching for help using a dremel type multi-tool!

    I'm from England and have a show car...
    I want to start polishing metal parts in my engine bay so i have bought a multi-tool complate with 60 acessories.... BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START!

    Can you point me in the right direction of some 'How To's' or similar so i can start practicing

    Thanks very much!

    Craig
    http://www.geocities.com/tubthumped2002/sig.txt

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    Read our How To Buff and Polish Booklet at http://www.caswellplating.com/buffman.htm
    --
    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
    http://www.caswellplating.com
    Need Support? Visit our online support section at http://support.caswellplating.com

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      Re: New polisher help please!

      wrong tool realy you need heavy duty machine

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      • #4
        Re: New polisher help please!

        the dremel might be ok to do the details on some parts but it is not really the right tool for doing the complete part . i suggest you read the booklet that Mr Caswell has given you the link to , then have a look at the different polishing kits available on their site . then you can come back and ask the unanswered questions about polishing
        http://www.peintureenpoudrepb.com
        http://www.polissagepb.com
        http://www.powdercoatpb.com
        baz

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          Re: New polisher help please!

          I would disagree and say the dremel (or any rotary tool, air etc) is easily the BEST tool. I don't understand how you guys can polish with big drills and machines and sanders/buffers, when 80 percent of all car parts are fiddly little pieces that are way too small or intricate for a bigger tool. Dremels are absolutely mandatory and i have done, and am doing, 99 percent of my work with one. Obviously, i use a drill on the open areas and bigger parts, but there so much small details that you need such a small tool.
          Just my 2c, the bigger tools definately have their place, but i don't think it's particularly in an engine bay, much too much intricasy

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            Re: New polisher help please!

            Originally posted by vortechyank View Post
            I would disagree and say the dremel (or any rotary tool, air etc) is easily the BEST tool. I don't understand how you guys can polish with big drills and machines and sanders/buffers, when 80 percent of all car parts are fiddly little pieces that are way too small or intricate for a bigger tool. Dremels are absolutely mandatory and i have done, and am doing, 99 percent of my work with one. Obviously, i use a drill on the open areas and bigger parts, but there so much small details that you need such a small tool.
            Just my 2c, the bigger tools definately have their place, but i don't think it's particularly in an engine bay, much too much intricasy
            i never said that you don t need a rotary tool , i have an assortment of air die grinders but i use them to do the detail work in the hard to reach areas but i never use a die grinder to do the whole part , i agree that doing items like motorcycle carburetors 50% of the job is done with a die grinder but i use air die grinders no dremels for me, they are not strong enough and they don t have any torque , if i remember correctly their accesories are mounted on 1/8 mandrels .way too fragile for me,the dremel would not last a week.
            i don t like working with drills either ,rpm too slow , chuck is too big and they are not comfortable to work with
            http://www.peintureenpoudrepb.com
            http://www.polissagepb.com
            http://www.powdercoatpb.com
            baz

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              Re: New polisher help please!

              Yeah i agree with that, i hate working with my drill, but it's all i've got and it does work well. Yep the chucks are 1/8, great for sanding and stuff, not so good for pressure and buffing hehe
              Basically all my dremel tools are self-made, the accessory kits leave alot to be desired in quality and useful design

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