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Polishing Aluminum - How to

Having polished a number of pieces on my car. I have to tell you it is quite a labor intensive project but the results are great. It took me days to finish all my parts and when the car returns from paint I will post some pics.

Here is a write up of how to do it....

This guy has great tips and patience .... and if I would of came across his post it would of saved me hours of work!

http://finishingforums.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=128
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If i were to buy a bead blaster how much would it run me? And also isnt bead blasting sand blasting or is that something different?
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Dam cooler if you buy a bead blaster before getting ur S2 on the road I will be pissed and steal your ride.
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I wanna bead blast the parts to make it look nice.
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I think bead blasting uses tiny glass balls.
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That's great - the quality of that guy's work is amazing! I still think it's too much work for the result though (for me); I know this goes against most of my DIY principles, but I'd just assume pay someone to do it than stand around with 15 different kinds of compound and a power drill for hours on end though. Let it be someone elses' problem.

Looks sharp though!
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I think bead blasting uses tiny glass balls.
They may be balls under the microscope, but glass beads pretty much look like fine, whitish sand. Here's a couple of a the zillion parts I glass beaded for my 951:
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*drool*

soooooo sexy when they're clean.
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