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 Post subject: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Has anyone found a way to polish the welds for the cable runs? If you look at the pic, the tube is okay and progressing well, but I cannot get to the small welds.


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:01 pm 
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Wow nice finish.
With that kind of patience how about trying old school cotton string with your polish.


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:03 pm 
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trevor - if you don't mind cheating you can get to these with a dremel either with a tapered polishing buff or a well worn circular one.

it tends to wear them out double quick but it's an answer.

Terrific finish BTW 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:05 pm 
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Get in there with a fluffy mop fitted to a drill. Gets like this after a few wiggles ..
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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:09 am 
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just leave it....no one will see that. eyes are drawn to the shine....and, well....it is shiny!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:15 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
just leave it....no one will see that. eyes are drawn to the shine....and, well....it is shiny!!!



I thought this but had another thought straight after.. 'But I can see it and MY eye will be drawn to it'. :facepalm:


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:40 am 
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Did my RTS with fine steel wool and some good alloy polish like autosol or autoglym came up a treat,

What's this about a "fluffy mop" ?? Sounds like some kind of fetish thing :D


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:48 am 
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shoelace and autosol.


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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:46 am 
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ozone1 wrote:

What's this about a "fluffy mop" ?? Sounds like some kind of fetish thing :D



This gets in all the nooks and crannies :shock: ..

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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Aluminium
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:00 pm 
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saulus wrote:
ozone1 wrote:

What's this about a "fluffy mop" ?? Sounds like some kind of fetish thing :D



This gets in all the nooks and crannies :shock: ..

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File comment: Thanks for the input guys.
I think the dremmel will be an "if-all-else-fails" solution as they are quite abrasive. I got these mops from Ebay for about £16.50 and had intended to use for the final polishing. The shoelace solution sounds interesting and worth a try. It will certainly save my fingers getting blistered.

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