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Old 07-06-2018, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I did a search but didn't find anything that I felt answered my question. I don't have a Beal system or anything like it. All I have is basically Micro Mesh and Hut Ultra Gloss liquid. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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What you've got is what I used (before I got a buffing system).


It works well, use water to avoid overheating and clogging the micromesh, and sand lengthwise (with the power off) to get rid of circumferential scratches before washing off any slurry and moving on to the next grit.
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Same as Duncan, but nothing wrong with your process. I posted a lot in 2014 about polishing acrylics and CA finishes. So have many others. Did you try the Finishing section? There's plenty there or just ask. Many are happy to help :-)
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Like others said, you have all that you need.
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I sand up to 800 drythen 1000 and 1200 wet, then micro mesh.

I already had a harbor freight buffer/polisher with the cotton wheels. I use the harbor freight blue compound and it really makes to CA pop.
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I looked in Finishing and, as sated, didn't find anything that fully addressed my question. Thanks to all. Will try what Duncan mentioned.
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Hi John: I will send my wet method and a try method. In fact, the dry method, using buffing wheels is in the library, and right hand side of the new posts page. Give me a few and I will locate.
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Here's my dry method link: http://content.penturners.org/librar...ing_system.pdf
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Here you go. I found the other one: http://www.penturners.org/forum/atta...ng-process.doc

Both with work on CA, Poly Resin, Acrylic Acetate, etc. I hope this helps.
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I looked in Finishing and, as sated, didn't find anything that fully addressed my question. Thanks to all. Will try what Duncan mentioned.
Woodchipper,
Your question was simply "Polishing CA". That is an ambiguous question that does not state what the problem is nor the solution for which you are searching. If you don't mind, could you give more specifics?

Since the answers given above ARE about "polishing" but doesn't seem to answer your question or give the solution you are searching for, more specifics would help us understand.

Are you having scratches show up on the CA surface?
Are you looking at the finish through a loupe/magnifying lens? (I often do.)
Is the finish smooth but dull? (sometimes linked to old or bad CA).

Hoping to help where we can.
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