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How to get best results for brushed aluminum?

Postby gamble » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:23 am

Anyone have any good ways to get a consistent brushed aluminum look?

What I used to do was use wd40 and a red scotch brite pad, but left an oil finish that would collect finger prints.
So I did without the WD40 and it works ok, but still doesn't address some of the really minor top dross.
Now I use a DA sander with high grit sandpaper then wipe with the pad on top. This gives me the best finish and it takes a few minutes longer, but I still get some dull spots and some open holes on the part will grab and rip apart the red pad.
Is there a better technique or something else I can try to get the same results over and over again?
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Re: How to get best results for brushed aluminum?

Postby acourtjester » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:30 pm

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Re: How to get best results for brushed aluminum?

Postby Gamelord » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:44 pm

do a google search for a metabo burnishing sanding kit.
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