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polishing the housings
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Post# 141863   7/3/2011 at 11:39 (4,626 days old) by kirbydude ()        

i am open to suggestions of the fastest & best way to shine the aluminum housings on my kirbys. i have several to do. so far i have done wet dry sanding & alum. polish. it has helped some but how far do you have to go to get that shine. there is some age staining, no pits. so is it old school or new techniques. i would like to hear from those who have labored at this & succeded. THANKS:kirbydude

Post# 141865 , Reply# 1   7/3/2011 at 11:42 (4,626 days old) by twocvbloke ()        

Buffing wheel and Kirby's own polishing wax, though practice on some other things before tackling the Kirby parts, just incase... :)

Post# 141869 , Reply# 2   7/3/2011 at 14:07 (4,626 days old) by Real1 ()        

Mother's MA polish. I've always just used elbow grease and a rag, but I don't see why it couldn't be done on a buffing wheel to save some time.


Post# 141985 , Reply# 3   7/4/2011 at 15:43 (4,625 days old) by kirbydude ()        
polishing the housings

well i went old school & used mothers m&a polish, some 0000 steelwool an sacrificed a couple of washrags & i achieved the results i needed.they do not look like chrome but it took a lot of years 519 & my d-80 look much better now! just 6 more to do. thanks for your feedback. kirbydude

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