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DIY Iron Resurfacing what should they look like?

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DIY Iron Resurfacing what should they look like?

I'm cleaning parts to assemble an engine and I followed the Lynn Hannover method of DIY resurfacing the irons without messing up the nitride coating (dry 180 grit, then 5 minutes of wet 400 grit with kerosene on a DA). My irons had some surface rust and stains. I got the surface clean but it doesn't look like I expected. In the light I can see a pattern on the surface, almost like a bunch of small pock marks. Is that how it's supposed to look or did I mess something up? Or maybe I need to spend more time sanding?

Also I know there is step wear, but it's under 0.003" (spec is 0.004")

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