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  • From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Motor tool polishing wheel?
Posted by modeller123 on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:40 PM

 Hi there, I Was wondering if anyone has ever polished a model car with a felt polishing wheel in a motor tool. If so please tell me how you did it and what your results were.

PizzaDinner

 

 I'm a modeller not a fighter 

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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 15, 2017 10:48 PM

I would'nt reccomend it. It's too easy to "burn" through the paint.

If you must do this   PLEASE test first on something you dont care about. There is a "Definet" learning curve to this. A very light touch is required.

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Oldschool4x4 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:06 AM

Only use the polishing wheel "without" the motor...Wink

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:11 AM

I highly recommend that you NOT use a motor tool and a polishing wheel!  The best results can only be acheived with hand polishing!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Dodge Dart GTS; LAPD 1978 Plymouth Fury

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  • From: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Posted by modeller123 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:14 AM

Ok thanks for your responses

PizzaDinner

 

 I'm a modeller not a fighter 

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 4:51 PM

I remember an article in one of the model mags a while back, about inserting a dimmer switch in the tools power cord to act as a speed reducer. I wonder if having more control of the speed would help. Bill.

 

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  • From: Mesa, AAZ
Posted by Ranchn62 on Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:50 PM

kay, I'll be the contrary one. I had bought the "Frankenstude" mode;l from Jimmy Filinstone.

The wheels and other parts are rough-cast pewter.  I had to use my mini files and riffles to get them in shape for polishing. 

Once they were presentable, I took a polishing wheel, moistened it., and added polishing media. This was with my Dremel at a very slow speed. 

If you are using plastic, please refer to the other gentlemen who have already responded. My advice is only for metals...

Dennis

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Posted by Foxer on Sunday, September 17, 2017 6:32 AM

I've seen foam pad polishing wheels advertised for use on a Dremal recently. Has anyone tried these as opposed to the much denser felt pads?

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  • From: Bombala, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:33 PM

aliasT.W.
inserting a dimmer switch in the tools power cord to act as a speed reducer.

i've heard "don't do this with a variable speed dremel". it can damage them

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:27 AM

I speak from prior experience ....Whistling ( I use that word loosly ! ) 

I tried many methods of polishing in the past , I now build 'rat rods'...... !Mischief

Use the hand polish method . 

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