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Next week I am going to have ago at my alloys with this!

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£16.29 from Toolstation. I know its for harder metals really but I am willing to give it a go. 30 years in engineering workshops using grinders daily I guess would qualify me as a grinder expert:biggrin: I will do a before and after photo of the worst curbed wheel that I have.:wink: 


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First stage went fantastic. Took the oxidation right out in seconds and took the scratches right out. Second stage went really well again. 

At this stage what I should have done is the entire wheel with this one but I did not and ended up paying for it.:sad:

The next two steps with a fibre wheel and soap were "I" think too shiny. 

I then rubbed all the legs down were the original lacquer finished with 600 grit wet & dry.

I had not banked on it being that thick. The end result was a lacquer miss-match that was awful.

So much so I went to paint to cover it and it too did not hide the thickness of the lacquer.  

So the next thing is paint-stripper, pressure washer and an all over mop with the second disc. Then fresh lacquer on the whole lot.

But not today I am knackered.:sad: 

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