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Old 12-15-2008, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default One-Step Plastic Polish

I've seen a lot of discussion about Novus and Brasso and a few other things, but I did a search and didn't see any posts on the One-Set Plastic Polish product available from PSI / WoodTurningz. Have any of you used it and had good results, or otherwise? I'm frequently ordering stuff from Ryan & Co, so it's convenient. 'Course I'm also frequently stopping by Walmart and some of you said their kitchen scratch and swirl remover works great too and it's only $2.

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Old 12-15-2008, 05:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I have used Turtle Wax polishing compound with good results. I believe it was like $1.87 at the local autoparts store.
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Mike, I use an automotive scratch and haze polish from Wally World. I remember it is in a yellow plastic container, but that is about it.
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I ended up with a bottle of the plastic polish from PSI as an afterthought on an order, and have used it on many pens with good results. Almost all of the pens I finish are done in this order: BLO, thin CA, medium CA, plastic polish, Ren wax. The Plastic Polish seems to do the trick about as well as the bottle of Wal Mart car wax I had lying around before.
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In my opinion I cant imagine a better product for polishing plastic than what I found at WalMart. Meguiars PlastX. It's like $5 and you only use a little, so it will last a long time. Does a phenomenal job shining up my acrylic as well as my CA finish after final sanding with 2000 wetordry sandpaper.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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The plastic polishes are really just like a very VERY fine sandpaper without
the paper. Sanding compound, buffing compound, rubbing compound, polishes.
they're just abrasives suspended in some sort of medium. There's
different grades, just like sandpaper, only it is harder to find out what the
equivalent grit or grade is. (Is Novus finer than Meguiars? is Turtle wax
finer than the white diamond?)

I haven't seen that brand name yet, so haven't tried it. When you find it
you can let us know?

Everyone has a few things around the shop .. some bought by trial and
error, some loaned by someone else .. some experiment. You should, too ..
and whatever works for you, do it! (and mention it here so we can all
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:23 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I wrongly assumed Kit Scratch Remover was an abbreviation for Kitchen - anyway, I picked up a botte of that and the Turtle Wax polishing compound today at Walmart, both for about $2. So far have only used the Kit, but it worked great...

1 year into this and finally I would actually like to show you guys/gals some of my pens. Soon...
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I'm not going to say that I've seen every pen on the planet, but I've never seen a 'plastic' pen that looked better than a MM'd one. I've tried basic plastic polishes but found that nothing removes all traces of sanding lines like MM.
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I'm not going to say that I've seen every pen on the planet, but I've never seen a 'plastic' pen that looked better than a MM'd one. I've tried basic plastic polishes but found that nothing removes all traces of sanding lines like MM.
I always MM before I CA. Then I MM after I CA. I make sure to MM before
and after I CA for a VIP. Otherwise SWMBO will get PO'd and I'd be put on KP, but keep that on the QT.
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