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Old 23 July 2005, 09:10   #41
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hhhmmm, yes...what like this? Thanks Andy

Can someone please give me some exact details of how I polish this stainless up? Can I get a spinny head thing to put on a drill? If so how much and where from!?

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I use a bench polisher - best polishing medium is Solvol Autosol from somehwere like Halfords - really great stuff - will even polish perspex!!!

You could use a polishing mop in a leccy drill if you want. If you have heavy welding deposits you need to sand it down first - solvol is literally just for polishing!!!
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Can someone please give me some exact details of how I polish this stainless up? Can I get a spinny head thing to put on a drill? If so how much and where from!?

Tim
As they are detached I would ask around if any one you know has a bench mounted polishing wheel - with any luck they will have all the compounds to bring it up niiiiiiice.

Failing that then a motorbike shop will have the necessary compounds and drill attachements - but will be a real faff (small surface area and all that)...

Elbow grease is the last and least preferred option.

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If you have heavy welding deposits you need to sand it down first - solvol is literally just for polishing!!!
Cheeky git Codprawn!!...You slag .

One of my best welding achievments to date!

Tim the main tube is pretty good and will only need lightish polishing to remove a few marks.

The plating will need more polishing, but only the bits you see, the top ones I attempted myself before welding and aren't too bad, just some minor bits where the welds are (dis-coloured metal). The bottom ones need a bit more, might be worth hightailing yourself down to Woolworths and buying a mini highspeed polishing/grinding set they sell. I have one of these and find it brilliant and loads of things.

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what shakespeare hull is the boat?? do they do any different sizes? what the deadrise? is it a flowcoated deck?

i remember the 650 hard boat had an excellent ride..
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Its the 520 sports RIB hull. Made from the same mould as the 620 RIB. Deadrise is 24deg I think and it does have a glassed in ply deck with flo coat over the top. Contact Stevetheboat on here for more info.

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Great to see the project progressing.

I have found the Black & Decker Mouse to be a gem for polishing Stainless steel. Included in the standard kit are a number of different shaped heads which are very good for all the akward angles. You can use a variety of abrasives with the mouse including wet and dry , fine sandpaper and a pot scub like material(Teflon ?) The mouse willl alos prove useful for all the finishing on the fiberglas work.

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Ok, haven't had much time to update this, but things have been happening (slowly).

Rubbing strake is on, although it needs a little touching up as some edges haven't stuck properly. I need to finish off the tubes around the bow and tidy up a few bits.

Transom has been cut away a little to accept the engine saddle (stevetheboat...whats the red layer next to the plywood in the transom?).

Console design has been altered for use as a single central driving position because I discovered that I wasn't going to fit side by side seating in. I have attached a fancy CAD drawing of the console I did today. This has helped me ensure that panels are not twisted (I figured it would be easier to make if the panels weren't twisted) and will enable me to calculate the exact panel sizes.

I have in my garage, 3 sheets of ply, a B pack of west system epoxy, a load of colliodal silica and some pumps. I decided against the foam core idea as the foam I had in mind is a bit "crumbly" and with plywood I won't have to glass the inside, just epoxy it.

Engine bolts are almost sorted (see my engine bolt thread!) and I'm getting an entel VHF and Garmin 160 blue fish finder nice and cheap Also, my aluminium fuel tank should be being made any time soon.

I also now have one of those bembridge outboards covers thanks to Ray Bradman, although it doesn't fit very well without a console in the boat!

I will post some more pics of the tube stuff in a jiffy.

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