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Old 05-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #511
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What is the RPM on your orbital?

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #512
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what is the rpm on your orbital?
2,500-6,800rpm.
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:24 AM   #513
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2,500-6,800rpm.
It might work, probably will just take forever.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:55 AM   #514
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Once I was finished polishing with angle grinder I buffed and then wiped down and brushed the hard to reach spots ( inside letters ) with rubbing alcohol and I think I had pretty good luck my 1st has the least polished in the pic but my 2 others already have more shine and I'm not done with them yet still have a couple welds left

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All in all I'm really happy with them

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Old 07-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #515
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Great article on the different buffing wheels and material. Page 11 has a great chart.

http://www.raydobbins.com/polishing/Polishing_Guide.pdf

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #516
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Mirror finish in 30 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...OodLNI4BQ&NR=1

Edit: that's aluminum

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #517
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Has any attempted polishing the inside?? I figured especially with a boil kettle. Be easier to clean!

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Old 07-27-2013, 12:58 AM   #518
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How many cotton polishing pads are you guys using? I am tearing through one about every 30 minutes. I only have 1/6 of the keg done. I have a back up pad that is depressed in the middle and have been unable to find a "long barrel center nut".

Using green polishing compound from Sears. I want to finish this project this weekend...been in progress for 6 months.

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Old 07-27-2013, 02:10 AM   #519
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Sounds like you are pressing too hard. I finished my whole keg with I think 2-3 of each number grinding pads and two polishing pads



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Old 07-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #520
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Maybe burning through was a bad choice of words. The hole in the middle is becoming enlarged and the pad is wobbling. I finally switched keeper nuts because I kept running into the keg with it and making "character" marks...

Not pressing hard enough? (Makes note to buy more pads tomorrow).

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