Project: Metal Polishing

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby andyd » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:20 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:When I was at Tredegar House a in 2014, a guy was chatting about Capris and spares etc,
and he told me there was a Car Breakers in New Quay South/West Wales?? IIRC. Do you know of it?
He told me they had 3 or 4 early 2.8i's there....... at that time anyway


Hi Andy,

Thanks for the hot lead, perhaps it might be worth my while making a few phone calls to find out.

Andrew.

:agree: any possible source for parts would be good :D

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby pbar » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:39 am

Those parts of yours are certainly coming up a treat with the methods you use Andrew.

And I still like the tea towel.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:43 pm

pbar wrote:Those parts of yours are certainly coming up a treat with the methods you use Andrew.

Hi Paul,
Thank you, it's kind of you to say so. It seems that some other forum members have now got the polishing bug!
The tea towel is still going strong, and I suspect it will make a few more appearances on this forum in the future!

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:53 pm

A small update. I've been at this polishing lark for nearly two years now (not non-stop!), and I'm still amazed at what can be acheived with a little patience.

Locking wheel nut, before and after:

ImageIMG_5331 by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr]

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:01 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Locking wheel nut, before and after:

ImageIMG_5331 by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr]

Which is the after.. ? :D Looks like brand new Andrew , fair play :applaud:

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:03 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Which is the after.. ? :D Looks like brand new Andrew , fair play :applaud:

Cheers Rob!
I think it's fair to say that I'm pleased with the end result (on the left of the photo....) :)

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby pbar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:08 am

I see that you really are nuts about this polishing lark :) Looks great, and nice to see the forums favourite tea towel again.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:53 pm

pbar wrote: Looks great, and nice to see the forums favourite tea towel again.

Hi Paul,
Thanks!
Yes, Old Faithful is always on hand as a photographic backdrop.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:25 pm

Have you ever or anybody used a Ultrasonic Cleaner as I repair pocket watches and clocks I have seen many people stating to use these even more , as for a brass carriage clock it would be a easy quick job I think . I still go down the safe old way .

I might put a small one down on my Xmas list and have a look .

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:54 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Have you ever or anybody used a Ultrasonic Cleaner

No, I've never used one.
The small ones are cheap enough to buy but I've never felt the need for one.
Please keep us updated if you do get one.

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