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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 2:01pm
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Alex, good luck, excellent results ARE possible by hand and as I said on another thread,
You are a much more patent man than I am! That is a compliment, not a sideways slam!

 
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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 4:20pm
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Just a tiny bit in and here's where I'm at.  This is the inside part of the cup warmer.  Had to make sure I didn't mess it up before i move out to parts people can see.  It's a small part but i wanted to see if it can be done with what I have.  I stopped at 2000 grit.  When I go for real i am going to use the 3000 grit I picked up.  I topped it off with a mothers metal polisher after I got all the brushed lines out with paper.  Just a whole bunch of elbow grease.  I can see tiny pit like things, that's why I am going to 3000 to try and get rid of them also.  The 3M rep also mentioned they have a 5000 grit product.  If the 3000 doesn't get me where I am satisfied I may grab that also.

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 4:27pm
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This shows the finish a bit better also.  The haze is from the light not the finish.  Look at the green part to see the finish better.  Still kinda hard to get with poor lighting.  The dimples on the green are on the plastic of the phone not the finish.  Getting there.  I think the 3000 grit will be just enough to get where I want.

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 5:43pm
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Is it live....or is it Memorex?  Now who remembers that?

I have a 7yo so I'm allowed to have legos!  It was the closest thing I could grab :)

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Posted Fri Sep 21, 2012, 6:56pm
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Keep track of your time.  I am curious how long it will take.  That should encourage or discourage others :)

 
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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 3:09pm
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Update time.  I did the whole cup warmer piece.  It took approx 3.5 hours by hand.  I had the laptop set up with Netfilx and caught a show while I sanded.  All I can say to anyone wanting to do this, take your time...rushing will have you going back and fixing the mistakes you make from rushing.  Also if you want to do this have a ton of time set aside.  I plan on continuing in the next few days.  I love the way it is coming out and knowing that I did all of the hard work makes it even nicer to look at.

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Posted Sat Sep 22, 2012, 3:11pm
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When you can see the water spots on the glass from the reflection not looking at the glass it's pretty close to done....

IMO I think it's coming out quite nice.

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Roaster: gave it a try, decided no
Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012, 6:59am
Subject: Re: Has anyone seen a polished Silva
 

Yes it is.
As you said, take your time and remove ALL of the marks from one grit before starting the next, rotate the work 90deg for the sanding strokes with each grit so you can clearly see the marks from the prior operation.

Lots of time and elbow grease but it can be done and done well.

Happy sanding then polishing!

 
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012, 5:53pm
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heck yeah!  That's looking quite nice.  Good job!

 
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Posted Mon Sep 24, 2012, 6:38pm
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thanks for all the information guys

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