300 to 600 grit.
00 steel wool grit equivalent.
If you re confident you re working on just bare aluminum then the steel wool will work to abrade off some of the oxidation and deterioration after than use some terry cloth a quality aluminum polish to bring.
Equivalent grit of 0000 steel wool just approved them sorry had to step out to pick up a rental car for tomorrow s advanced class.
I use 600 1000 and 2000.
Removes old paint and varnish also can be used to clean glass.
Getting rid of the pits took some hard sanding with 80 grit sandpaper.
This week i ve been removing the ugly spots from an old geneva cutlery 6 8 blade.
Lower grit numbers represent coarser abrasives that scrape off materials much quicker.
00 steel wool equivalent.
Imo 0000 steel wool is ok for oil finishes but i prefer wet sanding for painted surfaces.
40 t o 60 grit 60 to 80 grit.
Switch to a fine synthetic abrasive wool 0000 steel wool equivalent to bring the finish to a satin sheen.
The grit of sandpapers is a rating of the size of abrasive materials on the sandpaper.
For a semi gloss sheen continue rubbing with fine synthetic abrasive wool lubricated with soapy water.
The higher the grit number is equivalent to a finer abrasive which creates smoother surface finishes.
Water with a little soap.
Once they were gone i started restoring the shine progressing through 180 220 320 400 600 800 1000 1200 and 1500 grits.
120 to 150 grit.
Rub until you get a flat even sheen across the entire surface.
Equivalent 40 to 60 grit sand paper.
Steelwool is available in 8 grades or fiber diameters from extra fine 0000 steel wool then gently coarser to 000 00 0 1 2 3 up to 4 extra coarse.
150 to 220 grit.
The reason steel wool leaves the surface porus is because it contours itself to the surface and any irregularities sandpaper is flat and produces a flat finish.