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GavinSA

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1185 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: friction polish turning finishing

Okay, problem…
I’m want to get some friction polish for turning, problem is you dont really get friction polish in south Africa. Only solution, either import or make it myself. Tried to import, cant…the highly voletile nature of the mixture makes it difficult to put on a plane. So I have to make it myself.

Question… Anyone got a tried and tested recipe for high friction polish?

Thanks a lot for everyone’s help!

Cheers.

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fussy

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

Gavin,

I looked at Shellawax products on the Lee Valley web site and saw no restriction for air-shipping these products. For a definitive answer email them at customerservice@leevalley.com about the product.
Hope this helps.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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RetiredCoastie

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#2 posted 1183 days ago

You could eliminate the friction polish for small projects like ink pens by using Micro-Mesh. Get the kit that goes up to 12000 grit. If your turning acrylics or trustone then wet sand with Micro-mesh. For wood sand with Micro-mesh dry, just don’t let it get too warm as it can crack the wood blank. The shine is fantastic and I’ve had no complaints from customers.

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