Author Topic: Brushed Aluminum Grit Choice  (Read 203 times)

Offline J_Speegle

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Brushed Aluminum Grit Choice
« on: July 12, 2017, 05:18:31 AM »
Just looking for a suggestion or two. I know that it would not take long to experiment but thought if someone has already gone through this I would ask what worked for them

For items such as the brushed trim rings or brushed aluminum interior trim on 67's what grit wet/dry paper did you find that produced the closest look to original?

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Re: Brushed Aluminum Grit Choice
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 05:54:20 AM »
I had emailed back & forth with Joe of JCO Consultants earlier this year and he mentioned I could link an article to the forum. It wouldn't be a bad article for the Library (if by chance you wish or need him to sign a waiver)
Here is a link for now to a method he used on a 67 Console restoration. A good read-through, if nothing else. Like all things, the link may only be good for as long as the website permits or is maintained.
http://jcoconsulting.com/Brushstrokes

The short answer: Medium Grit Scotch Brite
« Last Edit: July 12, 2017, 06:20:01 AM by 67gtasanjose »
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Re: Brushed Aluminum Grit Choice
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 01:00:48 PM »
A very good article read and provides the information requested.  Different parts of the methods described provide ideas for doing other jobs that I plan on using the information to help do.  On a similar line of thought ,I used to buy 67 brushed aluminum panels from Joe years ago when there was no other alternative . The problem is the results were (assuming the same process from the same man) only good enough when there is no other alternative IMO. The panels looked 75% on a scale of 100.   The advent of the mfg of the deluxe panel trim and dash trim was a God sent to the hobby. What with all the work involved and the level of results that can be accomplished  I thought I would mention this in case it may make a difference depending on expectations . It would be extremely difficult if at all to accomplish a show level acceptable finish on ether 67 deluxe brushed trim panels or consoles using those methods based on the finished products using this technique that I have seen.
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