Grinding Aluminum Tig Welds for Powder Coat/Paint

Getting ready to tig an aluminum driveway gate and don’t want to see tig welds after painting. What is the best pad to use for grinding/polishing tig welds?

I would use higher grit flap disks followed by a red scotch bright wheel. For tight corners the disks for die grinders work well, then for wide open areas harbor freight sells a surface conditioning tools that have scotch bright as an option.

I recommend starting with this kit:

It gives you a good assortment of discs to start with. Then you can get more of whatever you like the best.

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I like using one of these for the inside corners:

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That Combi-Click Kit Jason recommended is the Berries for what you’re wanting to do. You won’t be disappointed with it.