Aftermarket metal smoothing/polishing in the US?

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    I have a metal version of a Holy Trainer v2 from eBay. It’s good, but not great and I have sensitive skin.

    I would like the inside of the tube and the rings to be smoothed more and polished so there’s no texture or casting seams.

    Do you know of anyone in the US (preferably the D.C. area) that does this kind of work and is kink/lgbt friendly?
     
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    Hello from a "neighbor" just south of you in central Va.

    I've never heard of any such business. And any who do would charge a lot. Much more than you probably paid for the cage.

    Have you thought about doing it yourself?
    YouTube has many videos on stuff like this. And Lowes, Home Depot and even Walmart carry Dremels and the bits, pads, and compounds needed to do it. Oh and the SAFTY GLASSES you should always were when using a rotary tool!

    Just start slow and take your time. Polishing isn't hard but takes time. Hence why it'll be expensive. The more time you put into it the better the result.

    As you can probably tell, I love projects like this. Well I'm not big on polishing as I don't have the patience needed to do it right. But I enjoy making stuff, fixing stuff, etc.
     
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    #3 PupJack_DC, Nov 16, 2022
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    I tried this with a Dremel and did alright. I just think someone else could do a better job. I don’t feel confident doing the very tip. I don’t have the correct bit or the experience.

    The cage was $50. I’m okay with putting more money into it.

    Can you recommend the proper Dremel bits? This is what the cage looks like:
     
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    What if you live in an apartment? Are there smaller options? How do I figure out what kind of metal the cage is so I can find the right tumbler medium? The cage is from eBay - not a reputable brand.
     
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    That thing is smaller than a blender and makes less noise, you'll be fine. Any softer medium is fine, it just takes more time depending on what you use. Most folks universally use walnut
     
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    Will it smooth the inside of the tube too? That’s what I need.
     
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    The media will polish any surface it contacts
     
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    Not really.
    It depends on what you need to do.
    The process is grind smooth, then use a buffing pad with course polish. Repeat with finer and finer polish until you get the finish you like.

    As someone else mentioned a tumbler can also be used to smooth things out. Then you could use the Dremel to really finish it nice.

    It all just depends on how bad things are and how nice you want it. It really is just a process. And I'm sure you can find lots of videos on YouTube. Again it's more patience and willingness to spend the time than anything. To me it's tedious and boring so I haven't done polishing in a long long time. And like you when I did my results were ok.

    lf I was you, I'd determine how much you want this and how, much effort and money you're willing to spend. Dremels aren't expensive, bits and accessories aren't expensive, tumblers aren't too expensive, polish isn't expensive, tumbler media isn't expensive, but all at once it adds up fast. So keep that in mind. Over time it's not bad though.
     
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    I would like to do this. I have the Dremel, but don’t know what order to do things. I can only have one shot at this. I need more details. YouTube isn’t helping.
     
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    Update: I used the Dremel with an 80 grit flap wheel at high rpm. It looks great despite the grit size. I had to enter from each whole in the cage, which meant rechecking the bit, but it was worth it.

    It feels very smooth. I can alway go up to higher grit, if necessary.
     
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    Congrats. Sounds like you're on the right track.

    That said,
    80 grit is a pretty course grit.
    Now use finer and finer (120, 180, 220, 300, etc)
    The finer you use the smoother it'll be

    After that you can use compounds, polishes, jewelers rouge, etc. Again go from courser to finer. Again how much time and how nice a finish you want is only limited by your patience.

    Of course some things don't need a mirror finish. Some like aluminum on car engines can be made to look like chrome. Find a happy place and now you know how to do this, you can always do more if you want a nicer finish.
     
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