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Ricksta
04-25-2008, 03:37 AM
i dont have a buffer its broken. is there any alternatives to using a buffer?

MrWOT
04-25-2008, 03:41 AM
Are you talking about taking satin finish to polish, or just shining up already polished surfaces? I've done both by hand before, just takes plenty of time.

91GTvert
04-26-2008, 02:37 AM
what are you trying to polish? If you have access to a bench grinder, go to lowes and get some cotton buffing wheels and compound (it comes in a stick inside a tube) If there are casting burrs, those will come out with a wire wheel either on a grinder or a drill. If you want it really shiny use a soft cotton wheel and "precious metals" solid compound. Thats what I used for the valve cover in my photos of the corolla engine.

Conrad_Turbo
04-28-2008, 04:45 PM
i dont have a buffer its broken. is there any alternatives to using a buffer?

Elbow grease? I've done a lot of polishing...I use an orbital sander for the 180-1000 grit, then I take it to a buffer to do the rest.

http://www.aceengineering.ca/Temp/IMG_3082.jpg
http://www.aceengineering.ca/Temp/IMG_3087.jpg

Something I made the fiance for Christmas last year. I've got lots of other bits that have been polished, although I primarily do SS, which normally takes longer to polish than aluminum.

Ricksta
04-28-2008, 09:59 PM
well it was a whole lotta scrubbin and a whole lotta buffin but you know what i couldnt beleive my eyes when it was done. the swingarm didnt come out so well. i dont think i got all of the clearcoat off so its back to the drawling board on that one. heard about this other product, my frame should be even chromier once i get that

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/Ricksta724/SANY0545.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/Ricksta724/SANY0544.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/Ricksta724/SANY0543.jpg
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg98/Ricksta724/SANY0541.jpg

Ricksta
04-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Elbow grease? I've done a lot of polishing...I use an orbital sander for the 180-1000 grit, then I take it to a buffer to do the rest.

http://www.aceengineering.ca/Temp/IMG_3082.jpg
http://www.aceengineering.ca/Temp/IMG_3087.jpg

Something I made the fiance for Christmas last year. I've got lots of other bits that have been polished, although I primarily do SS, which normally takes longer to polish than aluminum.

that looks badass. im not sure i can get my dirtbike frame like that lol