How to Polish Metal

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:39 pm

Hahaha. It has definitely been a killer with the alternator. Will not do one of these again! ;s;. Next up will probably be my Longchamps. Should be much easier! :D

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by DKWW2000 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:39 pm

It is by far the shiniest one I have seen to date h[b[
Are you going to coat it to avoid having to keep polishing, or it will Alternate between shiny & Extremely shiny?
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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:19 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:It is by far the shiniest one I have seen to date h[b[
Are you going to coat it to avoid having to keep polishing, or it will Alternate between shiny & Extremely shiny?
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I'm yet to look into any kind of sealant. Thinking it will be a good idea though. Might send a little plating shop in Malvern an email to ask how much chroming would be. Out of curiosity :lol:

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by Hobbawobba » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:28 pm

Finished :D :twisted: :D

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Here is a picture next to an untouched series 5 alternator :lol:
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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by A7RXY » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:56 pm

Yet another center piece for the Christmas dinner table ...... Looks to good to be under a bonnet thou'

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by Casey » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:21 pm

s(c) awesome 8-)
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by spirit r » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:55 pm

s(c)
Your alternator is the best serie 5 in UK. th:

I am missing the shiny pulley. Is it polished alloy or chromed steel.
Thomas

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:23 pm

Jess it's the best one I have seen yet s(c)
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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by spirit r » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:41 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:Jess it's the best one I have seen yet s(c)
Now it´s your turn. Difficult to top it Pete g-l

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Re: How to Polish Metal

Post by DKWW2000 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:14 pm

Thomas, maybe I will start polishing a Bridgeport Nikki Carb -haha-
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
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