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01-11-2013 04:17 PM
mjalex007 I prefer the natural look.
01-11-2013 01:45 PM
HD Blazingwolf minor complication to be sure
01-11-2013 01:08 PM
NWA-Planted
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Originally Posted by HD Blazingwolf View Post
money and a tank shipped to me goes a long way to having one
Dang, knew there was a catch

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place
01-11-2013 12:58 PM
HD Blazingwolf
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Originally Posted by NWA-Planted View Post
I want one!!

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place
money and a tank shipped to me goes a long way to having one
01-11-2013 12:51 PM
NWA-Planted I want one!!

Sent from a dark corner in my happy place
01-11-2013 10:41 AM
HD Blazingwolf The busa swingarm was a 46 hour process.
The bottle took me about 45 minutes.
Done by hand itll take about 4-6 hours
01-11-2013 04:52 AM
DarkCobra Ooo, shiny!

With the given procedure, about how long did that take?
01-11-2013 12:26 AM
HD Blazingwolf its a lot of work without the right tools

sand with 180 grit in STRAIGHT EVEN lines until the bottle is smooth
move up to 320 and remove 180 marks with a cross patter
move up to 400 grit and go lengthwise again

.. this process is best done with a pneumatic die grinder that spins up to 18,000 rpms and a 3 inch wheel. it leaves clean lines
next best bet is an electric rotary sander but good like finding the right sandpaper and keeping it under control.. last is by hand which i prefer but takes a long time

now if u have a cloth buffing wheel, use brown rouge and remove 400 grit marks
with a double stitch wheel. move up to white rouge next, then white rouge on a single stitch wheel..

if u don't have a cloth wheel.. sand upwards to 500 grit, 600, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 and then buff very roughly with rubbing compound (800 grit for paint) by hand until it clearly shines
buff gently repeatedly with aluminum polish until all marks are gone

if done properly, by hand it can look like this swingarm for a hayabusa
before and after shots included
01-10-2013 11:27 PM
HybridHerp Hey, I hate to bump on old thread but is there a set by step on how to do this or anything? I'm wanting to do this on mine since it sits out in plain sight for everyone to see. How often do you re-polish anyways?
07-26-2012 08:40 PM
dubels
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Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
I would never do this because my CO2 supplier always exchanges cylinders - I give him an empty and he gives me an already full one. Well, plus it sits inside a cabinet, but that does not stop me from understanding why you'd do it or keep me from thinking it looks terrific. It hurt when I learned about the exchange because the first one I gave him was brand spanking new.
There is one advantage to this. You can get a used tank that is super cheap because it is close to the hydro date and use it with this supplier and they would have to pay the cost to re hydro or just continue filling it and swapping them out. It sucks that you lost your brand new tank to the exchange.
07-26-2012 05:54 PM
HD Blazingwolf MUWAAHAHAHAHA that's hilarious
now if only i could remember my dreams...
07-26-2012 04:51 PM
radioman I had a dream about this tank last night and how it lost its shine. I guess my life is boring if I'm dreaming about shiny co2 tanks.
07-26-2012 10:51 AM
HD Blazingwolf
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Originally Posted by Aquaticfan View Post
Nice Work Bro!!

I had thought about doing mine as well. I have polished all sorts of stuff. (building old hot rod/muscle cars) Intake manifolds, Blowers, Other parts.

What compounds are you using? Did you use a wheel on it?
If u look back a few posts it goes something like180 grit sand paper then 320 then 500
Then brown rouge, white, then super white..

The super white is ultra hard to find anymore but it takes out the really fine scratches left behind using white

Believe it or not i left the bottom a little underpolished. That way ever nick and ding doesnt stand out like a sore thumb and in the cabinent u cant tell a difference.
07-26-2012 03:41 AM
Aquaticfan
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Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis View Post
I would never do this because my CO2 supplier always exchanges cylinders - I give him an empty and he gives me an already full one. Well, plus it sits inside a cabinet, but that does not stop me from understanding why you'd do it or keep me from thinking it looks terrific. It hurt when I learned about the exchange because the first one I gave him was brand spanking new.
This is why i don't use suppliers that do this. I like my tanks I bought that look nice the way they are. My place is a fill while you wait. Besides they have the best price around.
07-26-2012 03:29 AM
tomfromstlouis I would never do this because my CO2 supplier always exchanges cylinders - I give him an empty and he gives me an already full one. Well, plus it sits inside a cabinet, but that does not stop me from understanding why you'd do it or keep me from thinking it looks terrific. It hurt when I learned about the exchange because the first one I gave him was brand spanking new.
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