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Old 03-15-2010, 07:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I have been using a product called Gel Gloss Arcylic Polish for years. I use it after 12000 MM on CA finishes and arcrylics.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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after 12000 mm use the Novus #2.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I use Meguiars PlastX (for cars) after 12000 MM, applied with a micro-fiber cloth.
I'll second the Meguiars, but I put it on while the lathe is running fast.
I got the Hut's Plastic Polish because I thought the 'grit' was finer, but if
I put it on after the Meguiars it seems to cut the shine back.
I'll apply it once .. small amount while running and buff it out with a soft
dry cloth. I'll usually do it again just because .. but don't notice a difference.
Works great..
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You use BLO on plastics?
I use CA and BLO finish on Aluminite because it doesn't get a high shine otherwise.
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Grade AAA powdered elk horn mixed at 5:1 with parrifin cut with 20% DNA and 8% linseed oil by volume (not by weight) then sifted through 600TC Egyptian cotton cloth. I store the mixture in quart jars sealed with Ball #36 rubber sealed lids (the blue rubber works best). Apply with flannel cloth while lathe is turning at exactly 2250 rpm (any faster and the compound melts so be careful)
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I use brasso, or Hut Ultra Gloss or anything I can find for the final polish. I apply it a thigh speed. Like to use the micro-fiber towel, or paper towel and another one that works good is panty hose (nylon sock). I call it the GPH finish- - Grandma's Panty Hose.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:42 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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I use Hut Ultra Gloss after the colored sanding pad things (can't remember the name of them...) I go all the way through the pads then hit it with Hut a few times and top with some Renaissance wax.
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I sand to 600, then go with the pads, then finish it off with one step. 9 times out of 10, it leaves a brilliant shine that lasts a long time!
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Polishing CA finishes: Dry sand to 1200 grit, wet sand MM 3200-12000 and polish with Novus #2 -- Harley dealer's usually carry the Novus #2 (polishing helmet shields and other plastic parts is my understanding -- I turn pens so I can't afford another money pit like owning a Harley!).

Polishing acrylics/Tru-stone: wet sand to 1200 grit, polish with Novus #3 & #2

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Grade AAA powdered elk horn mixed at 5:1 with parrifin cut with 20% DNA and 8% linseed oil by volume (not by weight) then sifted through 600TC Egyptian cotton cloth. I store the mixture in quart jars sealed with Ball #36 rubber sealed lids (the blue rubber works best). Apply with flannel cloth while lathe is turning at exactly 2250 rpm (any faster and the compound melts so be careful)

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