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Forum topic by Diggerjacks posted 11-17-2012 06:36 PM 891 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Diggerjacks

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11-17-2012 06:36 PM

Hello

What type of finishing did you prefer for acrylic pens ?

And why ??

Thanks for your responses

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit


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Gshepherd

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:43 PM

WOW, I have never done a Acrylic Pen, but in inner thoughts tell me is there is no finish on them but sanding only to the finer grits. Micro Mesh.

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RONFINCH

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 10:38 PM

Unless your blank has been cast with an additional material other than acrylic, just micromesh and polish.

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 11:38 PM

I sand & polish acrylic blanks with micromesh then use Hut Ultra Gloss Pen Polish. PSI also makes a polish while some folks use Brasso and still others use car polish. Probably could stop after micromesh, but would feel guilty I guess.

-- Bill

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grub32

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 01:39 AM

Mine is similar to wildwood..same as I do for my ca finish also.

I ultimately go though mm through 12000 wet sanding and the polishy with hut ultra gloss and 1 last polish with novus 2 which was made for scratches on plexiglass. It is perfect every time.

Make your final pass with a very sharp skew and start at 800 grit…saves lots of time and frustration.

Bet of luck,

Grub

-- Science Teacher by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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Mike

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 03:25 AM

I have gone to the automotive store and picked up Turtle Wax Scratch & Swirl Remover polish. Just a little on a rag after going to about 350 – 400 grit will totally clean up your pen and make it shine. I’ve used it on bottle stoppers and anything that I have used lacquer on. I then use mineral spirits to clean any residue off. For about $5 a bottle you can polish a lot of pens with it. When you really come down to it. The polish is just a grit suspended in a matrix. It works great, is quick to use, and cleans up easy for the price.

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Roger

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 12:31 PM

I’ve wet-sanded with micro mesh similar to these, followed by Hut Ultra Gloss Pen Polish. http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2005233/10573/micromesh-pen-sanding-kit.aspx The micro mesh pads were a bit bigger, and they were 20 bux I think. Gives s a really great, glass-like finish.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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