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Old 04-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #12
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I spent so much time on mine. Every time I thought I was "finished", I decided I could make it better and bam I'm polishing again.

Looks great by the way. They do stay cleaner, and are easier to clean, when polished. Plus, big boost in SAF (spousal approval factor).
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #13
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What was your process? I'd like to do that.
I pretty much went with Bobby_m's tutorial on it. You can find that here http://www.suebob.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54o lishing&catid=37:hardwareprojects&Itemid=64

I will say that unless you have some really bad dings, you can probably skip the medium pad and go straight to the light one. Or just hit the worst spots with the medium and do the rest with the light.
And use pressure with the polishing compounds, enough to slow the angle grinder down.

If you follow that, and just take your time on it, it comes out pretty sweet. I found myself working a small area at a time before moving on. And do your back a favor and clamp it to something that's tall enough so you're not bending over.

Lasty, wear a dust mask, and do it outside, or at least close an area off. Pretty much everything in my garage has a nice layer of black funk on it now. And I did the compound steps outside even!
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:51 PM   #14
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One more thing I'll add as well. I found a cheap backing pad at Harbor Frieght for $2.99. Much cheaper than the Gator Grit one. If you use this, be prepared to buy more of the cloth polishing pads as the grooves on it tend to wear the pad out faster.

In the end, I ended up getting the Gator Grit one and I was able to keep the same pad for a lot longer.
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I spent so much time on mine. Every time I thought I was "finished", I decided I could make it better and bam I'm polishing again.

Looks great by the way. They do stay cleaner, and are easier to clean, when polished. Plus, big boost in SAF (spousal approval factor).
True! SAF-ty first.
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Ironically my wife's comment was "why? seems like a waste of time..."
She is pretty amazed at the difference though.

I have two more to convert and polish now. I'm sure she'll be thrilled when I start on those also!
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