Lapping compound, where do you get yours?

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I haven’t been able to locate any lapping compound locally, so the question(s) are…Where do you guys buy yours? either online, or maybe Im looking in the wrong places (auto parts/hardware stores)? Ive been using sandpaper, so anything I should stay away from with compounds? Im looking for a fairly aggressive grit, 80-100 ish.
Thanks again,

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#2 posted 1067 days ago

Ask a local machine, or tool and die shop. They should be able to tell you where they get theirs.

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#3 posted 1067 days ago

I use valve grinding compound from the auto parts store.

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#4 posted 1067 days ago

I get mine from Lee Valley, unless I have a large order with other items, in which case I have bought from McMaster Carr.

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#5 posted 1067 days ago

i do need to find a shop capable of cast iron welding, so while Im there….
Thanks for the advice guys.

lee valley seems to be the most reasonably priced online. Unfortunatly Ive tried the local auto parts places, all i got were funny looks. Ill try phrasing it “valve grinding compound” tomorrow.

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#6 posted 1067 days ago

WAL-MART and/or ACE … pumice .. rottenstone .. toothpaste .. car polishing compound .. COMET cleanser .. etc

Anything with grit can be used, depending on how fine/coarse you need and how long it will last.

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#7 posted 1066 days ago

Lee Valley as well. Let us know how the price compares…

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