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  • How to polish those hammond enclosures?

    I am sure I've seen some pics around of polished or sand blasted enclosures. I want my loop pedal to be smooth aluminum instead of ugly aluminum

    Anybody ideas, I haven't had much luck with regular sand paper
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  • #2
    try brasso

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    • #3
      Sand with fine paper; wet sanding may work better. Clean thoroughly, possibly with alcohol. Clearcoat for the shine.
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      www.spenceramps.com

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      • #4
        Talk to Bruno.
        "The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. This produces a tremendous energy which usually is locked up in the process of mental evasion and a general running away from life experiences." --Dilgo Kyhentse, Rinpoche

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        • #5
          The bad thing about most aluminum enclosures is that they are made from a very low grade stock. They can be polished up to a point, and look very good, but not mirror like usually.

          John

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          • #6
            I've done a couple, and there are different techniques you would use to get a certain look.
            Death Head

            They never come out perfect.
            Marcus Dahl






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            Never underestimate the power of a disemboweled animal in the mailbox.

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            • #7
              wax on.
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              • #8



                Bob RIP 2005

                Tommy RIP 2006

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                FOR SALE:

                New in box AD-9 first $100 takes her home. Will trade for Golden Cello

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                Modified Chandler Stereo Digital Echo (hate to sell this!) -----> $400.00

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                • #9
                  This is polished to a chrome-like finish, except that it was not sanded first to eliminate the blemishes in the casting...


                  It was done, I believe, with standard metal-polishing equipment; which is, I assume, a big, cloth polishing wheel (mounted on a bench grinder) using polishing compound (powdery stuff).

                  If a person were to properly sand the box first, I do believe it could be buffed to a virtually flawless, mirrorlike finish. I've seen a Zvex nano amp that was just so.
                  "The everyday practice is simply to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations and blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself. This produces a tremendous energy which usually is locked up in the process of mental evasion and a general running away from life experiences." --Dilgo Kyhentse, Rinpoche

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                  • #10
                    Bob RIP 2005

                    Tommy RIP 2006

                    -----------------------
                    FOR SALE:

                    New in box AD-9 first $100 takes her home. Will trade for Golden Cello

                    Gonkalator 137.26








                    Modified Chandler Stereo Digital Echo (hate to sell this!) -----> $400.00

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Gainster


                      doh!
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                      [OK] Gypsyfan, jkleeks, ugly steeple fear, Mister_Billion, Bloo, box handler, aussieguitarnut, Badmonkey, Speeddemon, VirtualToad. Sue me.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LongJohnny
                        The bad thing about most aluminum enclosures is that they are made from a very low grade stock. They can be polished up to a point, and look very good, but not mirror like usually.

                        John


                        I know I don't need a mirror, I just want the enclosure to look a lot better then it does now
                        [IN] Telecaster
                        [OK] Gypsyfan, jkleeks, ugly steeple fear, Mister_Billion, Bloo, box handler, aussieguitarnut, Badmonkey, Speeddemon, VirtualToad. Sue me.
                        [OUT] Nuttin'

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Gainster



                          Great job on that Korg!


                          I'll say kick it, and you just kick it with a tasty groove.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mofx4me



                            Great job on that Korg!




                            This is what the Korg looked like when I got it smatass!!!





                            Who's laughin' now??????
                            Bob RIP 2005

                            Tommy RIP 2006

                            -----------------------
                            FOR SALE:

                            New in box AD-9 first $100 takes her home. Will trade for Golden Cello

                            Gonkalator 137.26








                            Modified Chandler Stereo Digital Echo (hate to sell this!) -----> $400.00

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                            • #15
                              I am
                              [IN] Telecaster
                              [OK] Gypsyfan, jkleeks, ugly steeple fear, Mister_Billion, Bloo, box handler, aussieguitarnut, Badmonkey, Speeddemon, VirtualToad. Sue me.
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