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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Remove pimpling on trem

Is there any way to remove the pimpling which many cosmo trems develop over time? Will steel wool work, or will that scratch the finish?
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

i dont think it can be removed... i have tried wiht steel wool and even sand paper and it didnt work !!!
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

It won't work, you just have to live with it.
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the responses.
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

I'm going to powdercoat two of my edge trems this summer. That stuff is tough as hell on my car rims.
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

Clearasil?
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

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Clearasil?
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

I would think that bluing (talk to a gunsmith about this) would be a good alternative as it penetrates the metal, and doesn't add thickness and throw off clearances as powdercoating does. However, the prep work is a pain in the a**.

I had to modify a Floyd Rose R5 locking nut to fit a 540 pii neck. The machining peeled off the original plating. My chromer said that black chrome wouldn't flow into the crevasses well, and powdercoating added way too much thickness (trust me, I tried). After about 2 hours of filing and ginding to get all the nickel off, hot bluing worked well. It isn't a perfect match for cosmo chrome, but its close enough.
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Re: Remove pimpling on trem

That is a good idea, I just don't want to put that much work into it. LOL
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