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Old 04-14-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default keggle polish help!!

im trying to polish up my keggles. i used an angle die grinder with a roloc disc on it not sure what grit it was im guessing medium. anyways i took the first layer off and im about to get into using a fine disc and then polishing. is it ok to use a random orbit sander on something like this? i usually see people using a 4.5" angle grinder. I guess what im asking is if the random or bit is ok to use while grinding and if it is ok to use for polishing. or both?

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Old 04-14-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Here a thread that should help you out...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/poli...phemism-54025/

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Old 04-14-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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i polished my first keggle, and that will probably be the last one, haha. It does look amazing when you are done, but be prepared to put a little time and effort into it. I used an angle grinder with 120 grit sand paper discs, then went finer from there. How fine you want to go is up to you. After you have knocked all the crap off, put on a polishing wheel and some rouge and go to town. Dont forget you can use the rough side of a dish sponge and some comet or barkeepers friend to get it nice and clean too. hope that helps a little.

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Old 04-16-2011, 03:51 AM   #4
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im trying to polish up my keggles. i used an angle die grinder with a roloc disc on it not sure what grit it was im guessing medium. anyways i took the first layer off and im about to get into using a fine disc and then polishing. is it ok to use a random orbit sander on something like this? i usually see people using a 4.5" angle grinder. I guess what im asking is if the random or bit is ok to use while grinding and if it is ok to use for polishing. or both?

a random orbital sander will not work, it will but you would be there for days and weeks sanding and going through piles and piles of paper,,,,,, ask me how i know..........
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if you don't have an angle grinder, get one from harbor freight. Their power buffer is AWESOME and cost me 40 shipped.

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a random orbital sander will not work, it will but you would be there for days and weeks sanding and going through piles and piles of paper,,,,,, ask me how i know..........
well i guess ill take your advice since you seem to know the subject well..... i guess its worth the 20 or 30 bucks to save me a few days
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if you don't have an angle grinder, get one from harbor freight. Their power buffer is AWESOME and cost me 40 shipped.
no i dont have one and im gonna check them out at harbor freight i guess i should probably have one by now but oh well. i saw one at job lot for 15 mite go back for a second look.
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It is highly recommended to follow Bobby's polishing guide.

http://www.suebob.com/index.php?opti...ects&Itemid=64

I found the key is in the polishing step to be sure and use the right amount of pressure.
and I had the best finish with RYOBI "E" Stainless steel buffing compound.

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It is highly recommended to follow Bobby's polishing guide.

http://www.suebob.com/index.php?opti...ects&Itemid=64

I found the key is in the polishing step to be sure and use the right amount of pressure.
and I had the best finish with RYOBI "E" Stainless steel buffing compound.

wow that looks awesome! where did you get the ryobi stuff? lowes or home depot?
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