How to do Detailed Polishing with Mineral Oil and Cotton
Today I posted a tip on the JewelryMonk Facebook page about how I recycle old Syringes and repurpose them in my jewelry work. I have a bunch of these around, so I will show one way I use them. I grind off the sharp point from the tip of the needle for safety and so I can control the flow better. I use a Separating Disc to do this.
What I do next is to take a small amount of Natural Cotton Balls and wrap it around a small Cylinder Bur. I wrap it into a pointed bullet shape. This helps it get into small areas and corners. I add a couple of drops of Mineral Oil onto the cotton and spin the cotton onto some Red Rouge to load the cotton. The oil creates a “slurry” to help in polishing. This method will work without the mineral oil as well. I also use the oil loaded on an End Brush and with Grey Star Polishing Compound for deeper scratches and rougher areas.
Give these tips a try and see how you like them, They work great for me.
Remember to wear your safety glasses!
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