Polishing Vape Gear

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  1. Rob Fisher

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    Last two Dvarw's polished in the drill and Dremel systems... my desktop polishing machine should arrive tomorrow! Then the polishing shifts into high gear! The government had better lift lockdown soon... I need to step away from the polishing station and go fishing!
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    When can i send you some atties to touch up? :D
     
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    @Christos for you... anytime! :h:
     
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    Not vape gear, but I just find this stuff fascinating

     
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    Love that too! I also enjoy restoration video's which gave me the idea in the first place!
     
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    I love all the restoration videos, so relaxing and enjoyable.
     
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    Thanks for this @Alex! I am been down the YouTube rabbit hole again! ;-)
     
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    ...and off on another Y/T excursion , thanks to @Alex , ended up at ''making coin rings'' ...
     
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    @Rob Fisher , check out the old Matchbox car restoration vids , keeps me busy for hours.
     
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    Share a link please. Is it the die casts?
     
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    @Rob Fisher , you can start a lucrative little sideline here , interesting q. Can you polish ''rainbow'' tanks or is the colours going to come off or is it burned into the metal ?
     
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    I'm not really sure @ARYANTO. I'm not really a handyman type... but my guess is it may well polish the rainbow out... but that's just a guess.
     
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    It was time for the ESG Skylines and Skyfall to head to the polishing station!
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    No brother. If it's heat treated, It will also slightly alter the colour.
    If it's a coating like many commercial gear then it's coming off.
     
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    OK, polishing just got real! Desktop buffing wheel just got delivered! Bazinga! Now to start polishing the world!
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    First up on the buffing wheel is @BigGuy's stacked mech! Bazinga!
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    I spent some time with the buffing wheel tonight and it's not quite as simple as the YouTube videos make it out to be... it's a really messy affair and compound and fluff from the wheels go everywhere. Also, you have to wear a mask and of course not easy with glasses... you also have to wear an apron to stop your clothes getting impregnated with buffing compound. Then you really should bolt the buffing wheel to the desk because if you catch an edge of the thing you are buffing all hell breaks loose! @Genosmate did warn me luckily so I was ready for it...

    I polished a REO, Noisy Cricket II and a Dvarw! The REO polished up nicely but the Noisy Cricket had a coating on it so that was a ***** and I need to give it more attention tomorrow... the Dvarw sparkled!

    The Skylines also came out beautifully and they can go into the display cabinet now.
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    Nice addition , have fun , what's next ? The Mrs's copper ware ?
     
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    She must never know! Imagine the misus creating a queue of things to polish ;(
     
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    Today was a no polishing day... first day in a week or two that the Dremel, drill and buffing wheel remained quiet.
     
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    Im very proud of you taking the pleasure in DIY. It's an epic feeling to do something with ones hands and the results makes it worth watching.
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    Big time! And I'm not a handyman at all so this polishing is producing awesome results for a non DIY'er! ;-)
     
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    Awesome!
     
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