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ok...this is my second try at polishing aluminum, and here it is. I used 80 grit to knock off the pits and raises, and casting lines on the aluminum...then i used 200, 600, 1500 to get it smooth...and then i rubbed it down with very fine steel wool..im not sure if anyone tried steel wool, but its GREAT!!! the aluminum shines like a mirror! check it out, i would like to know if anyone has tried steel wool to polish metals
 

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OK soo using steel wool is ok to get it to a semi-final surface, and then use a buffing compound to get it to the final product? The steel wool polishing actually looks very good to me hehe...ill try to test it with time

im sorry for the pic this webcam isnt cutting it, but here is a sorta better pic
 

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a70 said:
i have bought Black & decker mouse sander. That helps in getting through the pits... BUT it leaves its own swirly mars.. which need to be hand sanded out. Ive found when polishing pipes, ect, if you cut the sand paper into strips (about 1" wide and as long as possible) you can go around the pipe and pull back n forth... its works well... since it gets boring quickly to hand sand.

you should go to home depot in the tools section they have a buffing kit made for drills, it comes wirth compund and only costs $12.
hmm...sounds good :-D ill do that :D
 
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