Hopefully you're only planning on polishing the visible section of pipe and not the whole thing.
If you have a wire brush mounted to a bench grinder then you can make it look about 75% polished with that (about what it looks like after the 400 grit in the link above). Otherwise you're pretty much stuck with doing it as shown in that link.
I'd guess it will take you more than 5 hours to do them.
The water is to keep the sandpaper clean and is known as "wet sanding". It's required throughout the sanding process to keep the loose steel washed away so it's not clogging the paper and scratching the pipe. Be sure to get wet/dry sandpaper.
Post by thorpower1988 on Feb 21, 2012 0:30:30 GMT -5
Sure will. Thanks for the help! Just out of courosity, would it be to my best interest to send you my core elbow gate that came off my T3 to ensure proper fit, or you have one that would fit? Then send mine for credit?