Not graduation - began working on my American Morse DCP paddles tonight, just as I thought I would.
I spent some time polishing up the aluminum. First, I gave the metal pieces a light scrubbing with one of those copper Chore Boy scrubby pads. Then I used some Noxon metal polish (that I forgot I had!) that I found on a shelf. Lastly, a going over with a polishing wheel on my Dremel.
Not a mirror finish, but a lot shinier than they were originally. All I did was remove the top layer of oxidation. I am sure that with time, the metal will get dull again, but for now, it looks pretty darn nice!
Tomorrow night I will assemble everything - shouldn't take long at all.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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