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Old 09-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a source for polishing exhaust mufflers. I accidently etched the ends with paint remover when removing the black point. Any help would be appreciatd.
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What kind of metal is it?
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:23 PM   #3
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Stainless I think. D&D stainless mufflers.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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No. I used mothers and it does not do it. In fact the green liquid stuff I bought for my Mach 1 does better than mothers and it does not do it. Any professional polishers around. Ok, no puns intended.
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are you doing it by hand or with a polisher? and which mothers did u try as theres diff compounds, ive taken dull metal and turned it shinny as chrome with the right mothers compound... just fyi
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I accidently etched the ends with paint remover and the stainless will not shine in that area. I am using the mothers aluminum polish in a tub. I need an actual buffer or polishing wheel. I burned up my grinder and have not bought another one and frankly I do not want that black all over my garage. Back in the days I used to polish all of the aluminum on my motorcyle to chrom finish but this stain is tough. Thanks
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fyi a grinder spins around 10k rpm's too fast for polishing.

You can do it with some fine grit paper (2000 grit) and a small buffing wheel on a drill. A drill spins too slow, but it will work in a pinch. Tripoli compound works best
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Well. I went ahead and spent the $35 at Harbor Freight and got me a table mounted buffer motor. I have not used one since I sold my harley back in 90 but I am sure I will pick it back up. I still have all of the buffing wheels and rouge so no problem. That, and paying the local chrome guy $150 to polish my mufflers seemed a bit extreme. Might use him to do my wheels in Red Chrome but not for something as small as this.
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there is a truck chrome shop in channelview that cuts and polishes stainless and aluminum. I think it is called the chrome shop.
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