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dplass Silver Member David P
Merrick, New York, USA   USA
1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII "The Beast"
2011 Ford Fusion
I'm trying to polish my carb domes using steel wool. I'm cheap so I bought a package from Harbor Freight but after a few minutes, the steel wool sheds and before I know it there's a pile of shreds on the ground (or in my lap) and a big hole where my finger has poked through. Is there a "strong but soft" steel wool (00 or finer) that people recommend?



-D

1972 GT6 MK3 "The Beast"

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ArtL Art Liefke
Kings Park, New York, USA   USA
I've always just used regular "Brillo" soap pads. They work just fine for me. I think the soap and water "soften" everything up nicely.



Art


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dplass Silver Member David P
Merrick, New York, USA   USA
1972 Triumph GT6 MkIII "The Beast"
2011 Ford Fusion
Thanks for the tip!



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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I just buy the bags of 0000 steel wool from the paint dept in the local hardware/combo store. They have everything from 0 to 0000. The 0000 is finest and works best for polishing. It stays together pretty good.
Dan

kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, Iowa, USA   USA
One pretty much gets what one pays at HF. They seem to have mastered square bearings in small electric motors. Pay more, get much better quality. 2000 wet dry paper is an alternative but eventually you'll need to use a wheel and rouge to bring up a luster....keep the image in your mind as it shall oxidize very quickly and in 6 months you'll hardly know you took on the chore.

Similar to my motor that I stopped polishing after the 3rd time.



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