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Hello,
I was looking for advice from you guys who know your way around sanders. I am in the process of restoring a 1972 XLCH (will be a gift to my father). The primary, cam and sprocket covers all had corrosion on them. I believe these are made from aluminum or some type of alloy that is polished to a bit of a dull finish. In order to remove the etching that had accumulated over the last 33 years, I used Flitz with a buffing pad in an electric drill. The good news is that it removed the etching/corrosion but the bad news is that it polished the covers to almost a chrome appearance. While they are beautiful, I would like to return them to the dull polished original look so I was thinking perhaps buffing them with a fine grade sand paper or something of that nature?

My experience in this area is about zero so I would appreciate any and all comments as I'm afraid I have screwed this up.:unsure:

Take Care,
Mike
 
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