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Old 07-26-2012, 10:07 PM   #21
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I just got done polishing my kegs last week. Took me about 12 hours for three kegs. I did use the gator pads at medium then fine. Follow with a buffing/ polishing pad that can fit on a 4 " angle grinder with a number 2 polishing stick. Sue bobs web site has great details, someone posted the link for ya. You will go through about 3-4 polishing pads per keg ( these we gator brand also) . 3M makes a great product, going all the way to 1000 wet seems like over kill. I achieved a mirror finish with the process listed at sue bobs. I didn't follow the #2 with the highgloss #5. ( to drunk and tired ) You can order these gator pads online. I bought 1 pack of medium and fine. Each pack comes with 2 pads. And it got me through 3 kegs. You will also need the rubber backing plate. I will post a pic as soon as I get home as my phone isn't cooperating with this app.


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Old 07-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #22
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Another thing to add. If you polish the upper rim handle you will need to obviously need to clean out the inside of your kegs. This process took just as long as polishing them up. Still worried I didn't get them clean enough.


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Old 07-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #23
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Are you talking about cleaning out the junk from sanding and polishing from the inside of the keg? If so I shouldn't have to really worry about that because I haven't cut my kegs yet.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:03 AM   #24
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Tape off the openings from inside the keggle with a plastic bag and some masking tape. Have enough slack in the bag so you can reach around and press the tape into place.
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I guess I'm still a little confused on what your saying to tape off.
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I guess I'm still a little confused on what your saying to tape off.
I was referring to that in the case that your keggle was already cut. If it hasn't been cut, you should be good to go.
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Awesome, thanks for the info.


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