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Old 03-07-2014, 11:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by twinsen View Post
Several of you asked about the finish. I just wet sanded it to 12,000. I tried using some P.P. Hutt wax... but didn't like how it worked so I took it off and wet sanded it back to 12,000 and left it. I try to eliminate as much glare as I can with a good flash and an umbrella.

It has a good shine on it when I take it out and look at it.... but it could be shinier. What do people recommend to use on acrylics at the very end?
After sanding to 12k, what I've started doing it using a polishing compound (lathe off), then using an automotive polish, then I use the Beall buffing system. Works well for me.

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Old 03-07-2014, 11:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Great job! Fit and finish are spot on.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks great with or without the dust
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