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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 4:06 pm 
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stedlocks wrote:
How do you guys get into the little recesses in the cut outs and around the base of the arm on the drive side crank?

I'm struggling to get a good angle to get to it!



I use high quality foam sanding pads which i can cut up into suitable sizes to help get into those awkward places.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-WET-AND-DR ... 741wt_1139

You have to look and search but 1200 grade foam pads are great to use before any final polishing is started, as normal i can't find any :roll:


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Excellent....they look a bit of a bargain too!


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Is anyone finding some alloys polish better than others?

I got a mirror finish on some AVA handlebars with an adapted bench grinder, mop and compounds, but not so great with a stem.


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Have you removed the annodising?
That's the bit that causes the grief!


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 Post subject: Re: I've been polishing!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:53 am 
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Just did a bit of polishing for my mercian.....

Got these from colnago costa for a bargain...I had a veloce double, but wanted a triple.
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They were a bit scratched....

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So I polished em....

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Now they look like this

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Yum, yum.


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