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Post# 378671   9/19/2017 at 19:24 (370 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Hey everyone,
I have a DeWalt 7-9 variable speed grinder/ polisher. I have Kirby's red and white polishing compound. I use regular buffing pad I can get mirror finish I need. I was wondering how to get deep cuts and gouges in aluminum. I was thinking sandpaper 200-400-800-2000. I think this might work but on a 8 inch wheel or would a palm sander be more effective.
If not sandpaper any one else have anything else they use. Thanks.

Post# 378702 , Reply# 1   9/20/2017 at 17:21 (369 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I wouldn't use any electric machine for removing deep gouges. They are quite hard to control, and if you're not careful, you can make it worse. I wouldn't use anything less than 400 grit for that, 1000 should be fine. Some gouges won't come out though, and you just have to live with that.

Hope this helps!


Post# 378710 , Reply# 2   9/20/2017 at 21:24 (369 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks for help. That makes sense not to use any power at all. Would you work up to higher grit??

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