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Old 03-24-2013, 05:21 PM   #11
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Agreed. After hours of grinding/polishing and inhaling metal dust, I have a nice gradient. One keg shiny, they next more like bushed stainless, and the last untouched.
Thinking this could be in my future............

After the first hour, I had already decided MLT would look pretty in insulation.


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Old 03-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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(^ one of Golddiggie's keggles. Fricken awesome!)

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Old 03-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #13
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So I guess polishing the outside is like the racing stickers on your civic, makes it look "better" but no real performance gain.
A polished surface radiates less heat, so a polished mash tun should be more efficient at maintaining temps. Although is it worth black-lung and 20 hours, probably not.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #14
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I'm a third way through polishing mine. After the fine polish. How do you get rid of the black residue?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:09 PM   #15
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I stopped using polish and kept goin... as all the polish was used off the pad it took some off... the rest came off with a can of stainless cleaner/polish i had for the fridge
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #16
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Still sucks.

Assembled arsenal. 4" polishing pad on 4.5" Milwaukee, 7" buffing wheel on 4.5" Dewalt, 10" buffing wheel on 7" harbor freight, Walmart orbital buffer with Blue Magic. Polishing pad is worthless, ended up rotating between 7" and 10" based on gearbox temperature. Not shown, heat gun for removing paint and 400 grit wet/dry on foam pad for surface prep.

Neighbor taking shift behind the grinder. On the positive side, the unfinished single tier makes nice cradle to hold the rascals.

And place to clamp 10" polishing wheel.

Allow me to restate, again, it still sucks.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:08 PM   #18
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I did my first two and then it took me forever to get around to finishing the last one.

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I did my first two and then it took me forever to get around to finishing the last one.

Looking good. I've already decided the last one will look like a koozie. Damn, I wish I polished before welding the fittings on, but when buddy is doing welding for free, I jumped on it when he had the time.
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What works for getting the paint off easily? Failed with acetone and carb cleaner and resorted to heat gun/putty knife combo.


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