Alternate to micromesh for arcylics?

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Dr_N

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I've been kicking around the idea of going to novus polishes. But have some questions.

Do you folks use the novus at high or low speed?

Do you use it in the same manner for CA finishes as you do acrylics?

I see many mentions of novus 3 and novus 2. Does anyone use novus 1, or is that where most use PlastX.
 
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walshjp17

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41 posts and no-one mentioned Zona Papers? These are ultra fine (30 micron to 1 micron) polishing papers made by 3M. They are specifically designed for acrylics of all types, polyurethane, solid surface composites, fiberglass, aluminum, precious metals, finished wood and other soft materials. They can be used with or without water.

Zona Paper is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/37-948-Polishing-2-Inch-11-Inch-Assortment/dp/B001BHGC7G/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=78134099226989&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=zona+paper&qid=1550505319&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=mh0b-20

To see how well they work, check out David Troutman's videos on FB and YT.
 

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I've been kicking around the idea of going to novus polishes. But have some questions.

Do you folks use the novus at high or low speed?

Do you use it in the same manner for CA finishes as you do acrylics?

I see many mentions of novus 3 and novus 2. Does anyone use novus 1, or is that where most use PlastX.

I don't use Novus 1 because my supplier did not stock it when I first bought the other two. . I use PlastX instead.

Same method/manner for both acrylics and CA finishes.

Very low speed and only lengthwise rubbing. . I turn the lathe chuck by hand during this whole polishing process.
 

Dr_N

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I've been kicking around the idea of going to novus polishes. But have some questions.

Do you folks use the novus at high or low speed?

Do you use it in the same manner for CA finishes as you do acrylics?

I see many mentions of novus 3 and novus 2. Does anyone use novus 1, or is that where most use PlastX.

I don't use Novus 1 because my supplier did not stock it when I first bought the other two. . I use PlastX instead.

Same method/manner for both acrylics and CA finishes.

Very low speed and only lengthwise rubbing. . I turn the lathe chuck by hand during this whole polishing process.
Thanks Mal. I think I'll order some and give it a try. I've already got PlastX, so I'll follow your process.
 

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41 posts and no-one mentioned Zona Papers? These are ultra fine (30 micron to 1 micron) polishing papers made by 3M. They are specifically designed for acrylics of all types, polyurethane, solid surface composites, fiberglass, aluminum, precious metals, finished wood and other soft materials. They can be used with or without water.

Zona Paper is available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/37-948-Polishing-2-Inch-11-Inch-Assortment/dp/B001BHGC7G/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=78134099226989&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=zona+paper&qid=1550505319&s=gateway&sr=8-1&tag=mh0b-20

To see how well they work, check out David Troutman's videos on FB and YT.
1 micron being roughly equivalent to 14,000 grit, do you use these in lieu of MM?
 
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