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Old 12-26-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Polished front window screen frame.

The old painted white, corroded window screen frames had to go. Here are the before pics.
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I removed the paint with some paint remover. It took about three coats and four hours. I washed it up and began sanding. First I used a 120 grit 3M Rolock abrasive disk. Then I used 3M wet or dry Aluminum Oxide 320, 400, 800, 1000. I first soaked the paper in water for 15 min. I then used a cotton wheel buffer on my DeWalt cordless drill and Met-All polish. Here are the results.
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Now there are seven more screen frames to strip and polish like this one...
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Nice work! They look great!
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:50 PM   #3
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Wow, totally worth the effort.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:30 PM   #5
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Wow, totally worth the effort.
Thanks! It's nice to know that others think it's worth the effort
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That is really NICE! Be careful, however, because that polishing is addictive.
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It's a lot of effort, but it makes a lot of "shine" in the trailer. Beautiful work.
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Looks great! I did this for the screen frame in my kitchen. Didn't polish it to a brilliant shine like yours. Just stripped off the paint and used fine grit sand paper to give it a brushed aluminum look.
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Really nice work! After you stripped the frame of paint were you down to bare allum.?
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Tim- After the paint was removed it's bare AL. It is some kind of paint though. It was really stuck on there. My frames are pitted, so it took a bit of work.
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