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Old 11-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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It's impossible to get an even finish burnish holding the pads in ones fingers. Too many nooks and crannies that leap into scouring then drop out as the angles change. Look for a holder, block or handled, and use even pressure and long strokes...
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #16
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It's impossible to get an even finish burnish holding the pads in ones fingers. Too many nooks and crannies that leap into scouring then drop out as the angles change. Look for a holder, block or handled, and use even pressure and long strokes...
Yes, x2. That was one of the most important changes for us. After spending lots of money on various scrubbing materials from big brands with fancy names, we found our favorite at Walmart of all places. They have these unbranded Nylon cleaning pads with really sturdy handles in packs of 3. Really reduced fatigue, and when they wore out and disintegrated from the Aircraft stripper, we threw them away.

After polishing with a few passes of grey bar, and one of "pink" (red) bar, you can only see the fine scratches if the light is diffuse and exactly perpendicular to the grain.

It'll look beautiful when you're done- good luck!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:17 PM   #17
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Thanks for the tips guys. Matter of fact I picked up a pad holder today. I knew that was a needed item.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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What I did was take a plastic lufa style pot scrubber, the ones for a dollar or whatever, and dipped that in mineral spirits, and kinda just slopped it every where. Scrubbing all over, no particular direction, just keeping it wet.
Once I got to the point that your at I figured I was just about done with the stripping, and needed to move on to polishing. I would first try a black bar for the first level of compounding. I know some will say it's too aggressive, but you can alway move on to a brown/tripoli bar.

I think it looks pretty good. What are you going for?
Full polish?
I would go just slight of full polish, say black bar, then brown, then maybe use a Nuvite C with cyclo... That would be pretty darn shiny by that point.

Good luck, I think it's looking great!

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