guys, I know that a dremel is "easier" but the heat associated with the spinning pad and the clay like rouge has a tendency to eat up the aluminum. If you leave it too long in one place, you'll actually end up melting the metal. I would like to recommend a wonderful product for polishing after you've gotten it down a little bit for getting a really good and quick high sheen polish.
Ken You do bring up a good point. I have a jar of Mothers right in front of Me, and I use it for the final polishing. I don't let the aluminium get that hot with the dremel, because 1) it burns your fingers, and 2) it melts the rouge causing it to lose it's effectiveness as a abrasive.
My 1st Small Sun polished one is almost done, and there is nary a blemish on it. Damn but these cast hosts take forever to polish to a mirror finish. It will have a 12x doing 583mW stuffed into it now and not a 445. Lazeerer you really should try the jewelers rouge for the final buffing it's extremely fine stuff.
My dog had knocked over the xbox while i was playing it, so left an entire ring around the center of the disk.
It took me about 6 hours, but i buffed that scratch out by hand to the point i was able to copy the disk to the xbox hardrive.
Lazeerer I'd love to enlist your services as well, please let me know what your intersts/options/limits are... I assume you've got a few PMs ahead of me about this and I know this takes time & is all manual labor, so I'm in no hurry. BUT if a line is starting to form & you're taking numbers :eg: please add me.
I wonder if doing this to an S3 arctic (famous, or infamous?) would increase or devalue the unit (?)
If Anyone is interested in Sending me their Hotlights to do I will know 100% for sure Next Week if i plain on making them at your Request.
The Reason for waiting till next week for an answer is because iam waiting for my Polisher wheel to come in the mail.
I want to make sure that it does just as good of a job as when i use my Dremel witch i think it will do Great.
Using a Dremel is good for doing personal ones but when you get to doing 5 to 10 host it wont happen and i wont be offering them if that is the case. I would just do a couple here and there for a few members if i have to use a Dremel.
This will Cut out alot of the time. So i can make it as cheap as possible for you guys.
These Host are not Perfect underneath the Anodizing. But like i said in the OP i can get them Pretty UN noticeable to the point where you Really have to look for it.
I will have 2 options:
I can De-Anodize the host and Polish it as shown in the Original Post.
I can just De-Anodize the Host and ship it to you Blank Unpolished. SO then you can Polish it yourself or just leave it like that UN finished.
I can Also Polish your Aixiz Module top half if you send that with the host and including the focus ring too.:beer: For FREE.
I still have to polish mine so i want to first see how it comes out before i give the OK on that. I will have it done tomorrow.