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  1. Batwolf358

    Batwolf358 Oakley Beginner

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    I am working on storing a display case and was wondering if anyone knew of a good protectant to put on the brushed aluminum after refinishing it:
     
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  2. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    You could apply a varnish/lacquer of some some sort..

    You can also use oil.. A food based oil. It will leave a grease residue though..

    To be honest, I reckon you needn't use anything..
     
  3. Batwolf358

    Batwolf358 Oakley Beginner

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    It's just that the brushed aluminum is so soft and very susceptible to scratches . I know that I can get a powder coat on it but I'm not looking to spend a lot of money.
     
  4. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    It is pretty easy to put back the brushed effect with an abrasive. Scotch or similar, as long as you only brush in the right direction. You could make a wooden sanding block that fits the profile exactly and then just rub up and down.
     
  5. Batwolf358

    Batwolf358 Oakley Beginner

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    I have discovered its best to use a sanding sponge or a doubled up Scotch brite pad in order to stay in contact with the surface when going over the rivets. I have spent two days sanding out scratches and gouges.. I don't want to sand anything else for a while lol
     
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    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Try a water based matte varnish.. That would be my first choice. Quick drying.

    If it doesn't work, easy to clean off. Try it on a small patch first.
     
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  7. Batwolf358

    Batwolf358 Oakley Beginner

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    I may give that a shot!
     
  8. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Worth a try, for sure. :)

    Sounds like you're doing a grand job. We really need picks of the finished article!? :D
     
  9. Batwolf358

    Batwolf358 Oakley Beginner

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    Hopefully in a week. Got the LED lighting today.. Now I just need a bunch of Oakley sunglasses and memorabilia to fill it up lol
     
  10. Revertx

    Revertx Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Pics up bro!