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This is a discussion on Opinions for Polished Calipers? Pics within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Opinions please, this was the first time I polished anything. I wanted something different than painted calipers. Thanks to Spaz ...

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    Opinions for Polished Calipers? Pics




    Opinions please, this was the first time I polished anything. I wanted something different than painted calipers. Thanks to Spaz for the posting help.

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    looks good that must have taken a long time.
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    I need to do that. Looks good!!

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artie634u View Post
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    yeah, they look real good. Like to see pics with them installed when you get around to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    yeah, they look real good. Like to see pics with them installed when you get around to it.
    +1, i definetly want to see a pic of them installed

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    Yeah, I work in Iraq as a contractor and have some spare time to kill. They took for ever to polish and even still they are not finished yet. Thanks for the replies, didn't really know how good they looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyRay View Post
    Yeah, I work in Iraq as a contractor and have some spare time to kill. They took for ever to polish and even still they are not finished yet. Thanks for the replies, didn't really know how good they looked.
    if it makes you feel any better every time you clean and shine them up they will look even better. take them outside and look them over, dont sit under a shop light and try to get them prefect( you will kill yourself trying lol)
    in natural sunlight they will look perfect.
    Good job man!

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    Thanks for the tip, was thinking about trying my luck with a water pump.

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    thay look good to me now i want a set.

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    they look great. how long did it take?

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    yea their bad ass!! when i was in bagram i had little time every once in a while and polished up 30mm rounds for my buddies back home(im an a-10 crew chief) and i thought thoughs looked good , man do yours look killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianswimmer23 View Post
    yea their bad ass!! when i was in bagram i had little time every once in a while and polished up 30mm rounds for my buddies back home(im an a-10 crew chief) and i thought thoughs looked good , man do yours look killer.
    haha! so im not the only one that polishes rounds up for souveniers.

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    good choice man. Calipers look awesome polishes.


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    good choice man. Calipers look awesome polishes.

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    well that did it i know what i have to do with my brakes that is sweet

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    What were the steps that you took to get them that shinny?

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    I used a 2" ROL-LOC pad(from 3M) and a 90 degree die grinder, to sand all the heavy stuff first, all areas that you would see as it is mounted. Next went back over it 400 grit sand paper. Hint, the more you sand it, the better the results. Sanding everything took many hours, not hard just time consuming.Then I used a 30$ from Harbor Freight (for Alum. only) and followed the directions. You can down load a free instruction book from CASWELL PLATING, for better detailed description. What you saw in the pictures was only after the first compound/polish, there are a total of three for aluminum. I done this when I had nothing to do. Hope this helps.

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