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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.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;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.&quot; --Dilgo Kyhentse, Rinpoche</font></div>

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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.
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            • #7
              wax on.
              wax off.

















              (snicker.)
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              • #8



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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.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;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.&quot; --Dilgo Kyhentse, Rinpoche</font></div>

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                  • #10
                    <div class="signaturecontainer">Bob RIP 2005<br />
                    <br />
                    Tommy RIP 2006<br />
                    <br />
                    <font size="6">-----------------------</font><br />
                    <font face="Comic Sans MS">FOR SALE:</font><br />
                    <br />
                    New in box AD-9 first $100 takes her home. <font size="7">Will trade for Golden Cello</font><br />
                    <br />
                    Gonkalator 137.26<br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <br />
                    <font face="Arial Black">Modified Chandler Stereo Digital Echo (hate to sell this!) -----&gt; $400.00</font></div>

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Gainster


                      doh!
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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
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Gainster



                          Great job on that Korg!


                          <div class="signaturecontainer">I'll say kick it, and you just kick it with a tasty groove.</div>

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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??????
                            <div class="signaturecontainer">Bob RIP 2005<br />
                            <br />
                            Tommy RIP 2006<br />
                            <br />
                            <font size="6">-----------------------</font><br />
                            <font face="Comic Sans MS">FOR SALE:</font><br />
                            <br />
                            New in box AD-9 first $100 takes her home. <font size="7">Will trade for Golden Cello</font><br />
                            <br />
                            Gonkalator 137.26<br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <br />
                            <font face="Arial Black">Modified Chandler Stereo Digital Echo (hate to sell this!) -----&gt; $400.00</font></div>

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                            • #15
                              I am
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                              <font color="red"><b>[OUT]</b></font> <font color="darkblue">Nuttin'</font><br />
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