Post by universalexports on Nov 24, 2012 18:16:58 GMT -5
well, Just wanted show this, I was replacing some wood around my door and noticed the door hinge looked horrible, dirty and oxidized so I took it off, washed it, and hit it with some 600 grit sandpaper, then a buffing wheel with buffing compound that fits in my drill, and I have to say the result is a HUGE improvement, I still have a lot of buffing to do, but this was just the first run over, and it looks SO much better.
I am going to buy some more stainless steel screws for it tomorrow. I bought them for one side, but forgot about the other.
Post by pathfinder3081 on Nov 24, 2012 21:59:29 GMT -5
Does the heart good don't it? I am fixing a busted cot window on our Loflyte, and I'm still working on the window and it's frame but got the main frame built today. I'm going to trim the window skirt after I see where the pane hits. So please try and ignore it here. I'm using it as my bottom bumper pad as well... just cutting thinner. Anyhow, per a pic set from Ross, (he's has so many tutorials.. Thanks man!) Steel Wool and Turpentine and just a few minutes.. I started with some hot soapy water first. Clean it/ dry it. A wire brush in the drill for only a spot or two. I don't want the wire brush to get it all heated up. Be careful Coarse Steel Wool, dip it in some turpentine, sand hard with it for a few swipes, then a fine grit for the buff.... Wash with hot and soapy water again, then I dry off.. I guy could get a mirror finish in seconds... I was surprised.
cool idea, I will have to try the steel wool, I am going through sandpaper like crazy, 4 sheets used and I am only half way through with the door hinge.
I am telling it brother.. I could not believe my eyes... I was telling the wife... DAWG! The whole campers' trim and rails just need a little love.. Of course the frame was diassembled.. Made it abit easier.. Might be good to put a clear finish over it.... but I don't want to mess with that.. Try it!
Post by universalexports on Nov 24, 2012 23:27:50 GMT -5
DUDE! you are so right, I stole the wife's steel wool from the sink, it has the soap in it, and I spent 6-7 minutes on the other half of the door hinge, and it looks as good as the hour I Spent with the sandpaper, I still need to polish it, but it already looks great, THANKS FOR THE TIP!!!!! I have already had the front window out, and not sealed it back in yet, I may have to yank it back out and polish it as well. I can bring it inside so it will make a good winter project.