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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    I bought a bench grinder last week when Super Cheap had a 20% off sale and converted it into a polishing set up. Makes polishing so much faster.





    Nice, I bought a Bench grinder about 2-3 years ago.
    Removed the grinding wheel, and went no further.
    What mops did you get and where from if you don't mind?
    I found an online store but was overwhelmed with the options.

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    HI @Savage, here is the mop kit I use.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...Kit-8pc/386502

    I'm only using the sisal mop for really worn lane guides. For all other items I find the soft and medium mops are all that are required with the light and medium compound. Only use the light mop with the white compound to get that mirror finish.

    For people interested here are the links to the full set up which was about $80 total when on sale. If you are happy to spend a little more go for a higher wattage grinder.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...50-Watt/220509

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...Kit-8pc/386502

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...es-2pce/386503
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    ALDI has a 6" grinder coming up in the next week for $30

    https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-b...rinder-150w-1/
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    I bought an Abbot & Ashby from here https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/G160

    Probably over kill, especially since I haven't used it much, and nine for polishing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ajfclark View Post
    ALDI has a 6" grinder coming up in the next week for $30

    https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-b...rinder-150w-1/
    150 watt is probably getting at the low side of what's required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage View Post
    I bought an Abbot & Ashby from here https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/G160

    Probably over kill, especially since I haven't used it much, and nine for polishing.
    Yeah I looked at stuff like that. No doubt it'll churn through polishing and have power to spare. I wasn't sure how much faster it would be compared to a $50 option so decided to save a few dollars. If you wanted to do all sorts of polishing, linishing and grinding, something like than would be worth the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    HI @Savage, here is the mop kit I use.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...Kit-8pc/386502

    I'm only using the sisal mop for really worn lane guides. For all other items I find the soft and medium mops are all that are required with the light and medium compound. Only use the light mop with the white compound to get that mirror finish.

    For people interested here are the links to the full set up which was about $80 total when on sale. If you are happy to spend a little more go for a higher wattage grinder.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...50-Watt/220509

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...Kit-8pc/386502

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Pro...es-2pce/386503
    Thanks for links just drop in and pick them up today.
    still got the price off as for online sale and was able to show from my phone.
    Al.

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    You need to go at least 500w min for polishing.
    Also don't use too much compound or you'll get clogged burnished wheels as above pic.

    I run 2 machines. Soft wire brush, sisal, stitched rag calico in a mini production line.
    For stainless I use black compound on the sisal and green on your last 2.

    I then clean residue with isopropyl ot similar and hand polish with autosol and finish with mr sheen.

    It's all about the extra effort I have found to get a really nice result. I also start with 240/400/600 wet and dry with wd40 as lubricant which works nicely.

    Another item in the kit are these awesome drill attachments from Bordo?? Ranging from 60 to 200 grit awesome things but about 20 bucks ea.
    Last edited by KJS; 31st July 2018 at 11:50 AM.

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    Nice one Kurt, always taking it to the extreme, I like it.

    Agree, that the more power the better. But for less than $50 the 250 watt does a good job quickly. Does the 500 watt, which is 4x more expensive, do the job 4x better and faster? Not sure. I decided to try the cheaper version first. If I really get into it I can always upgrade.
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    Same could be said for sanders I guess!

    Make sure you put a nice polished up s steel flap on that ramp too!
    Last edited by KJS; 31st July 2018 at 01:05 PM.

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    Playfield has been fully stripped. Here are some progress shots.





    ...and old playfield now fully stripped.



    Reassembly of restored playfield is underway. Here's our home gym getting a workout.

    I have propelled the ball along the proper trajectory and been rewarded

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