Day 45 Another Polishing Tip

Hey Y’all, I just got back from my mini-vacation, I am back now and ready to pick up where I left off.

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Today’s little tip will once again have to do with polishing in those hard to get places. If you have a small Cylinder Bur, I usually use a .7mm Cylinder Bur, (tapered if you can) you can wrap a little piece of Cotton around the tip of it and load it with Tripolii or Rouge and use it on a Foredom to polish in those tight crevices.

So here is how you go about it, first take a small strip of cotton, I like pure cotton as opposed to synthetic cotton. Place your bur into your Foredom and slowly turn the cotton onto the bur. I make it into a “bullet” shape. If there is any excess left on the end, just clip it off. Make sure all of the teeth of the bur are covered so you do not mark your piece.

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Next I like to add just a drop or two of Mineral Oil to the cotton and add a little Graystar Compound to the cotton. The mineral oil mixed with the compound will act like a “slurry” and blend and take out scratches and blemishes rather quickly.

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You finish it off with Red Rouge, just do not add oil to the cotton.

Have an awesome day and Go Shine!

Doug

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2 Responses to Day 45 Another Polishing Tip

  1. Stacie July 16, 2014 at 9:07 am #

    I absolutely love your finishing tips and tips about making tools. I’m not sure how I’m going to know when a bur has served it’s first life but I will always save them to make new tools. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge. It is most appreciated.

    • dsnapr@hotmail.com July 16, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Thank you Stacie