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Old 03-09-2017, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If those are what I think they are Mal they are used with abrasive paste or lapping compound. The grit imbeds in the lap (soft copper or brass) and it polishes the harder metal in a bore. It won't work in a soft material like plastic.

You can take a dowel or rod and cut a slit in it to wrap fine sandpaper in to make a simple flap wheel. When spun with a drill with some favorite lube the paper will spin out and polish the side of the hole.

I know Micromesh make polishing swabs (something like a Q-tip) that should work especially for the end of the hole.

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