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Old 03-14-2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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three questions on finishing....

1. What is everyone's favorite plastic polish?

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2. When do you use it?

(after 12000 MM as a last step, or after 6000 MM then buff etc....)

3. What do you apply it with/buff it with?
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Brasso, after the micromesh series, buff it out with soft cloth.
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In order: Sand to 600, Brasso, Dolphin Skin CP, then Huts Plastic Polish, then a coat of Renaissance Wax.

Application is with Paper towels, Ren wax with fingers.
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what the heck is dolphin skin cp?
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I use Meguiars PlastX (for cars) after 12000 MM, applied with a micro-fiber cloth. Apply end to end with the lathe off, and rub it in until the blank shines. Then a second application with the lathe on. Again, rub it until it shines.
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12,000MM, then Huts Plastic Polish using a soft cloth. Sometimes some wax.
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I use One Step although I used to use auto polish and I'm not sure if I can see a difference.

I use the colored plastic pads on acrylic and CA. Stop at about 2400 (the purple one). On CA I use only the orange and purple pad, then go to the polish.

Use a soft paper towel, like Bounty or Members Mark from Sam's Club.

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I use the stuff from Arizona Silhouette, but I can't remember what it's called. I use BLO and CA then wet sand 600 grit, then wet MM through 1200, then the plastic polish with the lathe on for a while then with the lathe off longitudinally.
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I use the stuff from Arizona Silhouette, but I can't remember what it's called. I use BLO and CA then wet sand 600 grit, then wet MM through 1200, then the plastic polish with the lathe on for a while then with the lathe off longitudinally.
You use BLO on plastics?
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what the heck is dolphin skin cp?
It is a ultrafine abrasive Cutting Polish (CP), used in the surfboard industry. I get it by the quart (under $20) from the surfboard supply warehouse. It makes a nice intermediary step between Brasso and Huts. It reminds me of the optical grade cerium oxide, which is in the .2-.3micron range.

It makes the final pass with the Huts really pop.
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