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post #11 of 17
If you want it to shine you are going to have to compound polish it after final sanding with a felt wheel or bonnet.
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post #12 of 17
I agree pbasil you definatly need at least 1500 and wet sanding would be the best way i would go to 2000 imo
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post #13 of 17
Here is the block I sold to Renegade, check the reflection. This is compound polished.
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post #14 of 17
check out my lapped cpu in the link for the BT in my sig, this is with 10 micron sandpaper which im geussing is about 4000 grit paper.
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post #15 of 17
Good Job Pb!
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Oh boy...lol.
seems like i got alot of work cut out for me. I still plan on doing this, but i just got my antec p180, so this case will become my lan box, or maybe a server. Soo much work to do! Thanks for all the help and lots of response!
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post #17 of 17
It will take a long time to polish. Alluminium takes a lot of work. I have tried polishing some gauges for my car and it took a long time. If you can get a drill attachment with sanding disks that will help a lot. Also wet sanding works a lot better than dry. And look for some alluminium polish in an auto store. Like meguiers. That is good stuff and polishes nicely. I do suggest ending with 2000 grit since it polishes out better since its finer.
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