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Thread: Replate/Chrome?

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    It really looks beautiful!!!!!!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Wow!! Steve that looks incredible! What a difference with the before and after look. You can bet Miss Martha will be looking quite stylish at 104 years old with her shiny bling!!!
    Pam

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    I would like to do the same to the other part. I'll do that Saturday when i go into work, and then ship it out on Monday

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    UPDATE:

    I was not able to do this over the weekend, and I forgot to bring in the 1200 grit today, so....

    I should be able to finish this tomorrow and ship Wednesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    UPDATE:

    I was not able to do this over the weekend, and I forgot to bring in the 1200 grit today, so....

    I should be able to finish this tomorrow and ship Wednesday.
    Steve totally not a problem as I have in no hurry. Take your time!

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    bumping this back up- I think this will help me solve my 'pitting' problem. Steve, I have lapidary sandpaper up to 3000x- I think I will use that(maybe start at 1500). Then on to paste after the paper.
    I also love plain polished metal.
    Cil



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    sounds good.

    The general rule that I was taught was to use grit JUST fine enough to cause scratches the same as already exist (or slightly finer), use that to make the surface consistent, then progress to finer and finer grit until the desired finish is achieved.

    Rubbing compound and polishing compound are usually the last finish I apply.

    One of my favorite "new" tools is surface conditioning disks/belts. (Think green scrubby) I have them in disks for my drill and belts for my sander in various levels of aggressiveness. They really "condition" the surface rather than stock removal.

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    How BEAUTIFUL, Steve! Just love it!

    Now, will you lacquer the polished iron or something to keep it from rusting/corroding, or does it not need any kind of protection?

    I'm thinking of doing this full polish then nickel plating over that to protect it from the humidity here - and the skin oils from use.

    Plus it will match all the other nickel-plated parts on the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepolyparrot View Post
    I'm thinking of doing this full polish then nickel plating over that to protect it from the humidity here - and the skin oils from use.
    Actually you do not want to polish then plate. The plating "sticks better" to a matte or satin finish (beadblasted works as well)

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    I am finishing the polish on the handwheel lock today. I should be able to ship it out tomorrow!

    pics when done.

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    Hey Steve please let me know when you are sending back so I can be on the look out since we are semi-rural out here!

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    It went into the box last night. It will be shipped Monday. I hope you like the results.

    It was fun and instructional for me as well.

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    will one of you post finished pictures?

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    This post is the final of the handwheel.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...ml#post5762317

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    Great! I will let you know it comes and and can't wait to see it!!!! A million thanks!

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    Pam,

    I bet you are wondering where your parts are. I was too. Heather borrowed my "D"D's jeep this morning and noticed your package sitting on the floor of her back seat... When asked about it she gave the typical deer in the headlights "huh?" followed by "O Sh*t!!" I am sorry and will mail this myself either tonight or tomorrow at lunch.

    Sorry again,
    Steve

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    Steve I just got back from working out of state and saw the above message. I laughed as it sounds like our household. No problem!!

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    Hey Pam, USPS shows that it arrived! How does it look in person?

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