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Forum topic by GavinSA posted 05-05-2011 08:41 AM 1986 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2011 08:41 AM

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!


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#1 posted 05-05-2011 10:28 PM


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 about the product.
Hope this helps.


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#2 posted 05-06-2011 05:49 PM

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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