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Modding Polishing a Firelite

Discussion in 'Modding' started by MrWizard, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    So I just scored a 40GB Firelite drive from work. It's pretty much new and it's plug n' play so I'm happy.

    Here's the deal though: It was previously etched, and that's no good for me because I want it to look nice. I removed the top and bottom covers, which I thought were plastic and I was already planning on a simple re-paint. To my surprise, they're actually aluminum :)rock:). So my new plan is to get the halves sanded down and them hit them up with some emery cloth to smooth them out a bit. Then I'm going to hand-polish them to (hopefully, with some patience) a mirror finish. My question to you guys is this: What compounds have you used on aluminum in the past that yielded some nice results? I was leaning toward some mothers billet wheel polish, but if there's a better alternative, by all means pass it on. :dremel:

    I'll post some pics here sometime soon when I'm finished with the little bugger. Thanks in advance, happy modding :thumb:
     
  2. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Autosol
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    DuPont polishing compound. It has a nice grit to it and will polish faster than Mother's. I've never seen Autosol in the US.
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Colgate sensation whitening







    What? :worried:
     
  5. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Thats true, toothpaste works well as a polish. Give it a shot I guess, its metal you can't hurt it.
     
  6. cogitoergosum

    cogitoergosum New Member

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    I swear by Mothers Wheel Polish. I use it on my car, my case, my keys(dont ask)..anything I want shiny.
     
  7. NZ_mod_man

    NZ_mod_man New Member

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    Keys?:eyebrow:

    Sorry I just had to. :hehe:
     

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