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How To: Brush Aluminum

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I take no credit for writing this, all credit goes to "The GNU"

http://forums.bit-te...ad.php?t=114028

Shows you how to brush a piece of aluminum to give it the same effect as Lian Li cases.

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We use scotch brite (like an industrial scouring pad) at work and that gives a great brushed effect really quickly.

You have to seal the metal afterwards otherwise it will tarnish over time (most factory finishes are chemical dipped after brushing to stop tarnishing). Usualy we just spray a couple of light coats of clear lacquer over it but most paint wont stick to aluminium without an etch primer first so thins might not work (our lacquer sticks ok because it is a 2K clear coat which is basically a polyurethane resin).

Maybe seal it with a couple of coats of wax based automotive car polish (turtle wax) but dont quote mo in that coz Ive never tried it :wink:




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