DIY Metal Polishing Brush

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DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by dlarson » Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:23 pm

Well folks, here's a simple little DIY project that only takes about 5 or 10 minutes. This little brush fits in my drill and makes polishing soda cans a little easier. It would be super easy if my drill was faster but it's not. I made one of these for an air tool years ago and it was super slick. A fast RPM tool will make a big difference.

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Post by irrationalsolutions » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:10 pm

thats a great idea! it should be a lot cheaper than what i used to use.
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by DarenN » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:13 pm

good one!! :D
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Post by realityguy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:14 pm

Hey..sure beats elbow grease! :mrgreen:
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by zelph » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:24 pm

Thanks for the handy dandy tip and super clear intruction photos. First time I've seen one made of that material. Great idea and thanks a bunch for taking the time to share it with us.
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by irrationalsolutions » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:45 am

yeah. what i used to use was the sir tool that had the screw on scotchbright pads. they can get pricy. i say used to use because i havent really done much of that in a while. i do miss doing that work though.
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by dlarson » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:16 am

Yeah, the first one I made was built for use in a 1/4 inch die grinder or 1/4 inch 90 degree die grinder. I was working mostly with steel at the time and we used a variety of different deburring pads but none of them was very good at the extra fine polishing. You can make steel shine like a mirror with enough polishing.
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by zelph » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:51 pm

Has anyone tried using a wire wheel to remove ink from pop cans or aluminum bottles? I have not.
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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by DarenN » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:04 pm

i haven't either, but i think it would be too aggressive; that's why i've never tried it. the stoves that i've bothered to polish have been done by hand with the same scotch-brite pad as DLarson shows.

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Re: DIY Metal Polishing Brush

Post by zelph » Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:06 pm

DarenN wrote:i haven't either, but i think it would be too aggressive; that's why i've never tried it. the stoves that i've bothered to polish have been done by hand with the same scotch-brite pad as DLarson shows.

Daren........
Thanks Daren,I think I'll try both methods and see how they work.

Thanks again Dlarson for the DIY gear idea.
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