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Old 12-01-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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I was jokingly thinking that it was probably 40-50 years ago, until I realized that it really was that far back, that I remember my dad showing me how to put a neat swirl affect on something metal, can't remember what now, using a dowel in a drill chuck. The finish looked about like you see on the bolt of some rifles for anyone that makes sense to. My memory tells me that he referred to it as glazing compound, but I'm not seeing anything on the internet that clicks. It was in a small tub, similar to axle grease, and was a paste with a very fine grit. And I guess that it may have been valve lapping compound, but that was obviously common at that time, and I am pretty sure I would have remembered that, so am thinking that this was something different. Anyway, wondering if anyone knows what the heck I am thinking of.

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Loctite Clover, maybe?
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Tarheel, it could be valve lapping compound, and it was similar in nature, so I will probably run a few tests with it. But, as I mentioned, that was fairly common at that time, in fact I pretty much assumed that every dad could overhaul an engine, or at least a neighbor could, because things were, well, different then, and I'm thinking that this was something more unique. RBF (I like that name by the way), it looks like they have a variety of products, so will read through them and see what the local Grainger's, etc. carry. Dad was a millwright, keeping 100-200 ton presses running in those days, so am wondering if it may have been something that they used for final fitting of certain parts, but this was a small tub, so not sure. Thank you.
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The term you may be looking for is Jeweled Finish. Lapping compound was used and I've used emery tape adhered to a dowel. My son still has an old Disston hand saw I jeweled for him several years ago. It was a little rusty but that made it a real Jewel.

BTW that lapping compound on valves probably sold more sets of piston rings than any other single thing.

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I've also seen it called 'engine turning'. You use a dowel with either a paste abrasive or small sandpaper discs. I've seen it on the metal dashes of hot rods. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engine_turning
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Yup, looks like engine turning and/or jeweling is in the right ballpark. Thank you guys. Thinking back, I figured that it must have been a process that dad was working on at the shop at that time, as they did a fair amount of custom work, so hard telling, but the images that these searches brought up are exactly what I remember him showing me. I should have thought of these myself, but two examples familiar to a lot of people are the Spirit of St. Louis and hotrod dash boards. Well, nothing pressing, but something that I will dabble a bit with as I have some time over the winter, and now I have a starting point. Again, thank you.
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Yup, looks like engine turning and/or jeweling is in the right ballpark. Thank you guys. Thinking back, I figured that it must have been a process that dad was working on at the shop at that time, as they did a fair amount of custom work, so hard telling, but the images that these searches brought up are exactly what I remember him showing me. I should have thought of these myself, but two examples familiar to a lot of people are the Spirit of St. Louis and hotrod dash boards. Well, nothing pressing, but something that I will dabble a bit with as I have some time over the winter, and now I have a starting point. Again, thank you.
Around here it's called engine turning. My 61 Studebaker has it on the dash panel,and around 1976 or so,Pontiac Trans Am used it on the dash.
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. . . . ..how to put a neat swirl affect on something metal. . . . . .
Lots of ways but it depends on which metal, smoothness, and look.
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I was jokingly thinking that it was probably 40-50 years ago, until I realized that it really was that far back, that I remember my dad showing me how to put a neat swirl affect on something metal, can't remember what now, using a dowel in a drill chuck. The finish looked about like you see on the bolt of some rifles for anyone that makes sense to. My memory tells me that he referred to it as glazing compound, but I'm not seeing anything on the internet that clicks. It was in a small tub, similar to axle grease, and was a paste with a very fine grit. And I guess that it may have been valve lapping compound, but that was obviously common at that time, and I am pretty sure I would have remembered that, so am thinking that this was something different. Anyway, wondering if anyone knows what the heck I am thinking of.

Ayuh,.... Glazin' compound is what We used to putty in a single pane window to the frame,....

Engine Turnin', is done with valve grindin' compound, 'n a dowel,...
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Oh yeah, believe me when I say that I have had plenty of experience with glazing windows, so know exactly what you are referring to. Engine turning and jeweling look like what I had in mind, but, again, I'm going back 40-50 years ago, so not so sure but what my memory is correct, and that terminology may have changed a little bit in that time. Maybe it has passed it's peak, because it seems less common today, but I have always liked it.
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If the valve lapping compound is too coarse for the metal you are polishing, you might try rubbing compound, as is used to polish car paint. Or Simichrome. Polishing rouge comes in several grits. Try the Eastwood Company. http://www.eastwood.com/
http://www.eastwood.com/five-compound-tube-set.html

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