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Old 08-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Man' this is a lot of work, but coming out great. Still have to do the #5 polish.

One down, two to go...

I guess I'll drill holes for all of the elements, ball valves, etc. on the next one BEFORE polishing. I'd hate to do all that polishing and then mess up the holes.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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Looking good!

I wish I had time enough to do this kind of thing. Too many other brewing-related and elsewise hobbies going on at this time.

I am going to polish my serving kegs some though. I think it makes a better impression for the people who might drink about of them if they don't look all scrungy.

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Old 08-15-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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Both the keg and the car look great
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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Kudos to all of you people who take the time to polish your kegs. I would never have the patience.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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Whats your process?

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:40 PM   #6
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ill trade you 2 polished kegs for the unpolished car

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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My process is to drop them off at the metal polisher and pay them 40 dollars each, better than spending the time on them myself.

I polished one, and that was enough for me, lots of time with flap wheels of progressivly finer grits, then several grits of polishing compound. I even have a polisher that I used to use to polish motorcycle frames, does a great job, but getting a good finish on stainless is a bit more difficult than aluminum.

Kudos to you! that keg really shines!!!
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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Man, I never thought to price out having them done for me. If I could have paid $40, I would have been all over it.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #9
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Nice work! Are you going to do the inside, too?

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