Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Tools -Machine polishers, Pressure Washers, Detailing Equipment & Microfiber Sponsored by Detailed Clean : www.DetailedClean.co.uk – | Bilt Hamber | Dodo Juice | Nanolex | Sonus | Wolfs Chemicals + More | Loyalty Scheme Discounts |

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 15-03-2017, 09:06 PM   #1
Raynkar
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
How can i polish complex alloy parts?

Ive had an idea to make a homemade polisher for complex shaped alloy engine parts but want to ask what others use for this job.

Im talking about something like a multi branched inlet manifold with contours that my DA has no chance to get into as an example.
I have nerve damage to bith my hands so cant polish items by hand very well or for very long.

Any ideas will be appreciated
Raynkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2017, 05:21 AM   #2
Harry_p
Orbital Oracle
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 634
Thanks: 16
Thanked 252 Times in 215 Posts
Dremmel or similar, they do loads of different little cotton tips to get into tight areas, and a drill with a polishing mop for the slightly larger areas.
Harry_p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2017, 08:08 PM   #3
Raynkar
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_p View Post
Dremmel or similar, they do loads of different little cotton tips to get into tight areas, and a drill with a polishing mop for the slightly larger areas.
A dremmel is an obvious choice
I must have been too focussed in looking for a solution and missed the obvious answer
Raynkar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2017, 02:45 PM   #4
beatty599
Sponge Jockey
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 89
Thanks: 4
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Shinemate make polishing cones that you can put into large and small openings, they're make from foam and you have a compounding and a finishing 'Pad'
beatty599 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2017, 03:18 PM   #5
steelghost
Detailing at Double Speed
 
steelghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Stockport
Posts: 3,989
Thanks: 1,342
Thanked 1,891 Times in 1,438 Posts
Garage
Dremels and similar tools can have a cable attachment which makes manoeuvring smaller tools much easier in confined spaces.
steelghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2017, 03:28 PM   #6
slim_boy_fat
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
slim_boy_fat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scottish Highlands
Posts: 2,851
Thanks: 1,850
Thanked 1,065 Times in 906 Posts
Yep, dremel type tool [other makes are available] with a flexible drive attached to it - becomes as easy as controlling a pen then.
slim_boy_fat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors