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wonder how this would work on a set of aluminum wheels?
 
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how bout i send mine to ya and let ya try
 
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I think I may try it today on the bent wheel I got and see what happens.
 
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Sweet!
 
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NO FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You only had 4 to do!!!!!!!!!!
Nice work!!!!!
Maybe I can get the wife to do that????


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that motor looks sharp. nice job
 
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Hi....I am trying to polish Al using emery paper. The thing is Rougher grades ( up to 320 ) are very shiny to look at. But the smoother grades of paper deposit a Black coating on the surface that on washing with water / acetone does not go away...

Hence I am not getting any mirror like finish, though the surface is extremely smooth...

PLEASE HELP....
 
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Sounds like what happens with old sand paper or paper that's been damp for a long time. This is the only time I've seen this be an issue.

For small pieces like what was done in the write-up a buffer wheel on a grinder will make life so much easier and quicker using buffing compounds. Even on bigger pieces for the finishing steps I use an auto buffer with regular scratch removing compounds to polish em up with.

But this is a great write up showing how anybody can do it themselves at home with no special tools and that's what were all about here.
 

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