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drpdrp

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03-07-2014 07:45 AM

Uh- not knowing there was a difference I bought 0000 and I can see scratches after I use it. Is it rougher than 000?

Thanks,
T


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LoriF

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 09:38 AM

http://steelwooldirect.com/grades-and-applications/

0000 FINEST
000 EXTRA FINE
00 FINE
0 MEDIUM FINE

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 12:24 PM

If you are getting scratches you might want to look closely at the steel wool there might be an odd heavy strand or foreign matter in it.
MIKE

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Mark E.

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 12:54 PM

You shouldn’t be getting visible scratches with 0000. Try another pad from the same package and see if it scratches as well.

-- Mark

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drpdrp

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 12:59 PM

Should I be being crazy gentle or have a sponge between the wool an my hand or something?

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johnstoneb

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 01:17 PM

You should have some kind of lubricant. water with or with out soap works well.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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crank49

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 01:42 PM

That 0000 didn’t come from HF did it?
I wouldn’t trust the rating on it if that’s the source.
Just sayin.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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Gene Howe

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 02:27 PM

You won’t get any scratches with Liberon.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 03-08-2014 02:15 AM

Is your finish fully cured? If so, I suspect you are rubbing way too hard (or have some mismarked steel wool).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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drpdrp

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#9 posted 03-08-2014 04:32 AM

It was from HFT. Sigh. Some things from there are fine I swear!

I went to Lowes today and bought some 0000 and it is clearly WAAAAY finer.

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crank49

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#10 posted 03-08-2014 04:58 PM

I’m not ragging on HF. I have several tools from there and some things are excellent values. Just sand paper and steel wool are not the best things to get from the lowest bidder.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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horologist

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#11 posted 03-09-2014 03:08 AM

Not just HF, the last time I bought 0000 at one of the big box stores it was coarser than it should have been. Seems they have a different definition of 0000 in the far east….

This is a good product, or at least it was when I last purchased a package:

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/1/-/3/18/-/21/Liberon-0000-Steel-Wool

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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Planeman40

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#12 posted 03-09-2014 07:10 PM

I always finish up with a fine automotive-type rubbing compound and then paste wax on a gloss finish. No problems then with any scratches.

Planeman

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