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PorcuBrine
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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Polishing tip that actually works

I actually managed to restore my acrylics to (almost) their original splendour and the best part is it's not too difficult or costly.

What you need:
--Novus plastic polish (can be bought quite cheaply off ebay: linky ) you will definitely want grade 2, but grade 3 is good for those big scratches
--A cloth of any description, just a blue j-cloth is fine
--A table
--An elbow
--Some grease for said elbow (this will be for sale in your local DIY megashop)
__oh and some legs or a willing assistant

What to do:

Lay the cloth flat on the table with a bit of overhang, hold this overhang in place with a leg (Preferably your own) hold the other end of the cloth taut with one hand.

Plonk novus onto cloth then start polishing the ball, takes a bit of downwards pressure to get the best results but it's well worth it. A circular motion seems to work best but as long as you're pushing down onto the cloth table arrangement quite hard you should be alright.

About 10 minutes for a 75mm should be more than enough, unless you let them fall into rack and ruin like I did, but I'm amazed by how nicely they came up. I reckon I'll need another stint to get them fully up to scratch (narf) but they're almost there.
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dark5tar



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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject:

id love to see a YOUTUBE video of this...

linky...
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Twisthem488
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Joined: 24 Feb 2005
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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject:

hmmmm.... Now I'm thinking of making alittle rig for this. Keep the fabric taut between a wooden frame, but also have it over a small bit of foam. That way when you press down your comming in contact with more of the ball at the same time and therefore polish it quicker. Capiche?
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PorcuBrine
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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject:

sounds like a plan, as i said this way is the cheap way, but so far it's the most effective I've tried, also note; use an old table, no antiques or you may get dentage.
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dark5tar



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Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject:

probably some closed cell foam would work the best for that, you want some pressure into the ball...
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Cameron



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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:33 am    Post subject:

*Coughs the words Buffing Wheel*
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Drew



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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject:

I favour a buffer on a power drill.
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PorcuBrine
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Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:23 am    Post subject:

yup that's certainly less elbow power, but this way is cheaper with pretty decent results
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Fishwasher



Joined: 06 Sep 2005
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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:27 pm    Post subject:

Thanks

I managed to get some nasty scratches on my new acrylics so I will haver try this.....
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