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Old 07-13-2012, 01:41 PM
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Default Re: Clear coating raw steel on the cheap?

Today over lunch, instead of eating I worked on the bike, naturally

I went with wet sanding using 2000 grit paper, which surprisingly provided just about the same level of polish that I had with the brass wire wheel, but much more consistent from spot to spot, using a shoeshine-like technique. Followed that with more polishing by hand with Mother's and it is coming along nicely. I was afraid that the 2000 grit would not be agressive enough to do anything useful, but it seems to be fine. I would rather go a little too gentle and spend more time at it, than too aggressive.

The frame is almost where I want it to be, so another hour or two with the 2000 grit and polishing, and hopefully be ready to clear. Probably tomorrow morning if the weather holds out.

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