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Old 02-06-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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Default "polishing your keg" is more than a clever euphemism

Is it brewing equipment or art? Why choose?



Before and After, or I guess it's after and before..



Here's what they looked like before I got obsessed:



*Edit: Since my learning process and results were spread out all over this thread, I consolidated everything into a single article on my personal website. I also added some additional insight that may be of value if you take this project on. www.suebob.com/overbrook


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Old 02-06-2008, 03:34 AM   #2
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That looks nice... please be sure to show us the finished product.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:55 AM   #3
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does the packaging say, or can you give us a guess as to the grit equivalent of that pad?
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:03 AM   #4
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Looks damn fine.
The keg not the grit.
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:08 AM   #5
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That will work on cornies too, right?
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Old 02-06-2008, 05:35 AM   #6
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I'm sure it will work on cornies and I'm gonna hit them next. The pad on a grinder works really fast too. The pad is actually similar to a 3M scrubby so it's really hard to relate to a sandpaper grit. I'd guess it's doing something like a 220-400 finish. The gator stuff is available at Lowes. I also picked up a buffing pad for the grinder and got some polishing compound. It's hard to see in the pic but even the shiny spots that I finished have swirl marks that I hope the polishing gets rid of.
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Ah man one more project to add to the long list.
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Very nice. I'll be swinging by Lowes soon.
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Nice, I'm gonna try this on cornies. I need to polish some up for my rehearsal dinner...
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Nice! I generally don't care about my cornies appearance, but I might have to pick a few of the nicer ones and dress them up for events.



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