Polishing Vape Gear

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  1. Rob Fisher

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    I have to say after watching some YouTube videos on refurbishing old metal objects I decided to try polishing my Dvarw's with the Dremel. It is very satisfying and really easy to do!

    The Novus is to polish my drip tips with. Flitz is the final polish with a rag.
    Dremel Polish 1.JPG
    I got the hand held exntention for the Dremel and it's a whole heap easier to handle!
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    I also got a small vice to hold the Dremel head when I need two hands on the time I am polishing.
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    Before!
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    After and ready for sunlight cleaning with a toothbrush.
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    Bazinga!
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    Well done uncle Rob!! Looks like you are getting a very nice shine after the polishing.
     
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    Nice! Where did you get the Flitz?
     
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    Everything came from Amazon USA @method1. I haven't left the house in 6 weeks... at least I can shop at Amazon to my MyUS and DHL to home! Bazinga!
     
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    MyUS works?? That's a game changer :p
     
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    MyUS for the HUGE WIN! I have had three parcels via DHL from MyUS in the last week! Make sure you select DHL because FedEx sucks noogies!
     
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    Excellent, thanks for the info, I will begin abusing MyUS immediately!
    One thing to note though, the new SARS rule about only allowing 3 shipments per individual per year is generally being enforced by couriers, so maybe check that out before ordering again!
     
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    Touch wood... never had an issue and I get at least two DHL parcels a month from MyUS and have done for the last year or two.
     
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    @Rob Fisher toothpaste is a perfect final polish abrasive before cleaning. Just use a little moisture while polishing. Before the final rinse.
     
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    Awesome work!!!
     
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    Will try some Aquafresh tomorrow! :)
     
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    Can we see the full pic pf the fish pls @Rob Fisher
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    Just a tip. Mix it if it's aqua fresh.
    The gell type toothpaste dont work so well. The abrasive is in the white of the toothpaste,but the Aquafresh should work well if mixed. The blue gell Colgate works fine. The white one even better.
     
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    OK, Now I see why
    it's a beauty
     
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    Thanks to Riaan for reminding me I had a Madmaker thingy I bough to shine tube mods on a drill... it also has an attachment to take attys! Bazinga!
    Drill Polish 02.JPG Drill Polish 04.JPG

    Oh wow, that was a lot easier!
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    Epic results as well. Was that done Only with Flitz?
     
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    Yes only Fritz. Next one I’m gonna start with the Dremel and finish off with the mod maker thingy and Fkitz.


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    OK, it's official... the best result is to polish with the Dremel using red rouge first and then finishing it off on the Modmaker Drill thingy with Flitz! And an added bonus is Flitz polishes the drip tips as well! So this is an all-around Bazinga and a Chicken Dinner!
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    I have been searching online for a Desktop buffing wheel but all I can find is Desktop grinders? Are they the same thing and can the grinding wheel be replaced with a buffing pad?
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    I got my paws on a Ti Goon,the barrel had several scratches so I also set on a quest to restore it.

    Before
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    Hand polish using Autosol:
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    Some more elbow grease with the Autosol:
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    Finally used the Dremel as well:
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    A mate also asked me to polish his normal SS OG Goon,turned out quite nice:
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    Side by side with the Ti:
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    You can replace the wheels if need be. The buffing well you get need to have the same diameter mandrel/arbor as the existing wheel. It makes it an easy swop.

    You can also get the same results with a drill fitted with a buffing wheel and a drill clamp. The drill will be noisy. Much more dB than a bench grinder will output.
    Making the bench grinder sensible for night te use.
    Also you get an extension for the bench grinder with a tapered mandrill which can basically host different size diameter buffing wheels
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    Two clamp style mandrills images-276.jpeg
    And screw type taperd ,any size should work that's smaller than the max thread. Thread direction to be checked. Grinder wheel rotates clockwise on the left and anti clock on the right side
     
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    Many thanks @Resistance! I finally found a dedicated buffing wheel at Cape Watch Company! Bazinga!
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    Love your shiny Goons! Chicken Dinner!
     
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    @Rob Fisher that's nice.
    Although if you get the grinder you get all the attachments with to use as a grinder as well . especially for the fishing gear and stuff that needs sharpening
    Like knives and grinding a bolt flat etc.
    Still if you feel it better to have a dedicated setup then go for it.
     
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