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Old 07-14-2008, 02:30 AM
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Source for polished screws

Didn't think it would be so hard to find as ive seen these screws included with many parts from random companies however im looking for some button head allen keyed machine screws that look good cosmetically

Basically a polished screw that will be exposed in my interior so looks are key ... anyone got a source for something like this?

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Old 07-14-2008, 04:34 AM
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Buy some stainless steel screws and buff the heads yourself unless you don't mind getting raked over the coals.

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Stainless - polish yourself

I bought a box of stainless screws exactly as you spec'd from McMaster-Carr ...but they don't come polished. I installed mine on a piece of stainless and put it on the firewall. The screws were easy to polish installed.

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I get stainless and/or chrome bolts and screws from Menards (the Midwestern version of Home Depot, Lowes etc.) They have a pretty fair selection but quite expensive.
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Also, a good full service hardware store will have things like what you are looking for.

Another way to do it is to use a stainless finish washer along with a stainless screw. The two pics are of a stainless steel screw and finish washer. The picture with the yellow is how it looks attached. I got these from the True-Value hardware store across the street from my shop, and I use them all the time.

Another source is the Au-Ve-Co catalog section 4 called "special tapping screws" You can check out the catalog online HERE
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put some polish in a clean rag, i use old t-shirts. put the screw in a drill. run the screw in the polish and it will polish up real nice and fast.
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hum id figure these would be easy to find but looks like just polishing them my self is the way to go thanks guys!
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Gardener Wescott specializes in polished stainless steel fasteners off just about every kind. I am sure they have a web site.
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If all else fails, McMaster Carr and polish them yourself. Ten minutes on a buffing wheel will do a handful.
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