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    Can I polish tool chrome with a da?

    I have a 1940s snap on ratchet that I removed the rust off of but then its kinda dull. I was wondering if I could techincally run my da on low speed with a metal polish to try and machine clean it instead of hand work.

    Maybe give it a test spot first?
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    Re: Can I polish tool chrome with a da?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post

    Maybe give it a test spot first?
    I believe you answered your own question, Bill.
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    Re: Can I polish tool chrome with a da?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill1234 View Post
    I have a 1940s snap on ratchet that I
    removed the rust off of but then its
    kinda dull.

    I was wondering if I could techincally run
    my da on low speed with a metal polish to
    try and machine clean it instead of hand work.

    Maybe give it a test spot first?
    Some of the older hand tools were cadmium
    plated. Cadmium is a very hazardous bio-toxin.

    Polishing on cadmium plating could wind up
    being an unhealthy proposition. Hopefully this
    particular ratchet was not so plated.


    Bob
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