I just bought a whole bunch of back issues of ME magazine and came
across an article that mentioned polishing cast iron castings as an
alternative to a painted finish. Advantages quoted were freedom from
the finish chipping off.
I have aquired a set of castings for a Stent T&C grinder and I thought
this might be an interesting and unusual way of finishing them. Has
anyone tried this technique and have any comments about it ?
The original article recommended using old files and emery before using
buffing wheels attached to the spindle of an off-hand grinder, I
wondered about using those "flap" type wheels that appear to be made of
axially arranged stiff emery board. Anyone tried these at all for
this purpose ?
Thanks and Happy New Year,
- posted 16 years ago