Aluminium Restoration

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Re: Aluminium Restoration

#16 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:13 pm

So far I've used a 'flap wheel' abrader on my 'dremel style' drill which has effectively removed the patchy protective coating. Next job is to use fine 'wet & dry' or similar abrasive to 'polish' the aluminium. Once I've completed this, I'll consider applying a top coat of lacquer.

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Re: Aluminium Restoration

#17 Post by fastbob » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:23 pm

Grumpy Old Git wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:13 pm
So far I've used a 'flap wheel' abrader on my 'dremel style' drill which has effectively removed the patchy protective coating. Next job is to use fine 'wet & dry' or similar abrasive to 'polish' the aluminium. Once I've completed this, I'll consider applying a top coat of lacquer.

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I would strongly advise AGAINST using a flap wheel unless you want a " hall of mirrors" effect when you apply the final polish.Nitromors will remove all paint and laquer but it won't remove factory applied powder coating or anodizing. Hand rubbing is the only way to achieve an even finish on large areas .
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Re: Aluminium Restoration

#18 Post by Grumpy Old Git » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:26 pm

Point noted but anything is better than it was.
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Re: Aluminium Restoration

#19 Post by Chrissb6 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:49 pm

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