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Old 15th February 2004, 09:22 PM   #11
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Could you explain the polishing technique that was used to polish aluminum plates for Foreplay?
If possible could you also tell what polishing compounds and other materials or tools were used?
I would love to make something similar but I need some initial very detailed guidance.

Also, what's the thickness of the top and rear aluminum plates?

Thank you
Dayton, OH
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Old 16th February 2004, 08:42 PM   #12
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Location: San Antonio, Texas
I start by wet sanding with some 220 grit and a sanding block. I work my way through 320 and 400. I've used 600 as the next step at times and others have gone straight to 1000. The basic idea is to get to the absolutely best final surface before I start to "hand polish". Once the sanding is complete I do small sections at a time with Happisch Simichrome (you can get it on Ebay or local jewlers). I finalize the process with a larger piece of soft cloth and polish the entire surface at once, then buff with a clean white terry towel. Some car wax finishes the process to help protect the finish. Very labor intensive but I think it provides the best results.
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