View Full Version : Question about sanding the pipes and steel rods

09-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Anyone can tell me their technique to sand smooth the galvanized pipes and to clean the steel rods?

I just took a piece of 150 grit sand paper for the pipes. Is their a better way?

As for the steel rods, I was thinking of using Perma blue to clean them up. Any suggestions?


09-23-2010, 04:32 PM
I polished to 400 grit used an old treadmil .... here are some linke to other ways that have been used ... I am sure I didn't find all the ways but this should help you ..

once you have turn device it goes real quik .. should get as smooth as you can :) mine still look great





09-23-2010, 07:43 PM
i used the walmart 3M sanding wheel like this one. http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/scotchbrite-large-area-paint--varnish-remover-p-9586.html?ref=42 Took some work but it striped the paint took a couple of days. I did not polish my pipes as i found the bearings will wear the own track in.

09-23-2010, 08:10 PM
Wow those turning devices are pretty sleek :-) Thanks!

And what about the steel rods? Just cleaned up or processed otherwise?

09-23-2010, 08:37 PM
my drill rods where like chrome nice smooth, shiny :) left them like the were.

Yes I suppose you can get wear tracks , I turn my pipes occasionally really don't see that they wore a track I clean the gunk ( rolled over saw dust) with fine steel wool look as good as when installed little over 3 years, over 20 miles on each axis