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drpdrp

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166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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

0000 FINEST
000 EXTRA FINE
00 FINE
0 MEDIUM FINE

-- There's a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in - Leonard Cohen

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 166 days ago

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 165 days ago

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 165 days ago

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 164 days ago

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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