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Old 01-03-2006, 04:17 PM
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My question is about supplies for polishing and buffing aluminum and stainless steel, where can I find a supplier in Toronto Canada. I am not looking for someone to do it for me I am looking for products (buffs, componds, sanding rolls) to do a small amount for myself.

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Try eastwood or tarheel . I have purchased from both. I like tarheel best, they are closer to my location. Either place should have everything you need for buffing. Not sure about shipping to Canada.
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I get my buffing wheels and bobs along with my compounds and rudge at my local hardware store .Lowes and Home depo ,carry it here in the US along with some smaller bussinesses . Just remember not to mix compounds on your wheels seperate wheel for each rudge and clean bobs and wheels regulary
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My question is about supplies for polishing and buffing aluminum and stainless steel, where can I find a supplier in Toronto Canada. I am not looking for someone to do it for me I am looking for products (buffs, compounds, sanding rolls) to do a small amount for myself.
If you try some of the truck stops along the 401 a lot of them carry the polish and buffs.
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Shouldn't be hard to find, I noticed Sears sells that stuff too.
Also a lot of the woodworking mail order firms has it.
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It doesn't really take all that much to do a good job.
I polished the step plates I made for my truck with a couple of different grits of sandpaper with a soft pad on a D/A and some polishing compound on a buffer...

The aluminum came out of a transformer box and polished up nicely.
I used 600 and 1500 grit papers with WD40 as a lube and then hit the plates with some BlueMagic on a buffer wheel.
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How to.. those guys have what you need..not sure about shipping to Canada but you can ask them..

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http://www.eastwoodco.com/ and http://www.caswellplating.com/...they bring it right to your door, imagine that
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KYS Tooling Supply Inc.
317 Attwell Drive
Rexdale Ontario

416 675 9311

These guys have it all. Including diamond compound which is what you need if you really want to do a mirror type polish.

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The caswell site isnt working at all.
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For polishing metal I always use Happich Simichrome Metal Polish... It works great by hand... little effort needed to get a mirror type shine as long as you sanded with a high grit paper... I final sand with 2000 Nikkens paper and then take this polish and go over it by hand.... A machine will make it even faster or a small buffing wheel on a drill if that is all you have, but you dont need it.

I use a drill to polish bolts for bike fairings... stick the bolt wrapped in cloth in the drill head and then one quick spin with some happich and it looks like chrome.

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I am sure it will not be an issue to have this shipped to Canada..
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