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Old 05-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Propane tank polishing

Well, it's another rainy day here in New England, I wonder if the sun is EVER gonna shine. So I thought I would put into action some of the advice that I have read on here and start polishing my tanks since we can't move the AS outside yet to strip the clearcoat.

I took both tanks to ABC gas and they replaced the valves and recertified them. Pick them up yesterday. Both are empty.

So, I started by building a cradle to hold them, just some 1x3's and some scrap plywood and a few sheet rock screws. Nothing fancy but works nicely.

So far I have only done the first step, I have wet sanded one with 220 wet, with a small palm sander It took me about an hour to get to where I'm at now. I don't think it's going to be a hard project, just time consuming. Tomorrow I'm going to jump up to 600 grit and see what happens. Then I'll go to the rubbing compounds.

So If there are any women out there. remember you too can polish with the best of them!

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Old 05-29-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
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Keep it up Annette, and keep the photo updates coming.



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Old 05-29-2009, 07:39 PM   #3
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My cradle is similar.but I had mine full that 30# sure helps when you put that big buffer on there.If you didn`t,you should screw your cradle down to the table.Dave
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