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A tip for those of you cleaning metal

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Dunkman, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Dunkman

    Dunkman Posting Addict

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    I read on here a lot about people restoring rifles and sitting there for ages with wire wool and wet and dry etc, removing blueing and rust to take a rifle back to bare metal.

    There is a much much easier way. Use these;

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    I have used them for years for cleaning things when restoring bikes etc. Bung them in a drill and away you go. Most tool shops sell them.

    They have emery cloth (different grits available) sandwiched in between 280g Scotchbrite. As they spin they strip the metal and buff it at the same time and leaves a superb silky smooth finish. If you want to polish a piston (or anything else for that matter), these wheels are the dogs doo da's as they will slowly strip the rought metal back to smooth.


    They only cost a coupe of quid and last for ages as well!!
     
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    Like my dad used to say for every tool there's a tool with a plug on it.
     
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    I like that!! :up:

    I'm lucky in that my workshop is kitted out to make life easy. I have a sandblast cabinet and that is superb for getting things back to bare metal but the scotchbrite wheels make metal prep so damn easy.
     
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    Same here, 40x16' spray room. About a dozen spray guns, air assisted airless unit. Full joinery shop then my smithing stuff like my blasting cabinet, milling machine, buffing wheels ect. I may have some money if I stop buying tools.
     
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    I'm the same, there's the fab shop and machine shop :) the only down side is we can't use the shot blaster for mild steel because we use it for stainless and we've got hundreds of those buffing wheels
     
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    Good tip but what grade is ok so as not to scratch the metal?
    I cleaned the car and decided to do the pipes as they are a lovely twin stainless set up, as they had so much baked carbon nothing short of 0000 wire wool and autosol shifted it and it really needed some elbow grease. Brought it back to the metal but ver faint scratch marks are visible so can one of these get rid of this sort of muck while protecting the metal at the same time?
     
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    Spot on. *races off to the shop!* how about a dremmel style tool and similar add on bits for it?
     
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    Check out "zip wheels" for grinders, they clean off everything but leave the steel. Theyre a bit tricky to get hold of though. And dont buy a cheap copy either.
     
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    I use 180g ones. They leave a fine 'brushed' finish to the metal but by varying the pressure you can vary the finish. Press them hard to remove lots of crud and then when you are finishing off just give them a light brush and the scotchbrite buffs the metal.
     

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