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Subject: Polishing Epotek 301

Polishing Epotek 301

From: Steven Prins <sprins1102>
Date: Friday, July 23, 2004
Robert K. MacDowell <macdowell_r [at] mediasoft__net> writes

>Does anyone have experience with restoring a highly polished and
>"glasslike" finish to Epoxy Technology's Epotek 301 or 301-2 after
>it has been cured and then shaped by mechanical means that take away
>the glossy finish that exists before shaping? ...

3M makes what they call Micron-Graded Abrasive Finishing Sheets that
are very useful for polishing all kinds of hard materials on
irregular surfaces.  The abrasive is coated onto a soft, very
flexible non-woven backing (similar to Pellon) which conforms well
to all manner of surfaces.  The sheets are available in various
grits from 400 (30 micron) to 8,000 (1 micron).  They can be used
wet or dry.  And they hold up fairly well, even when forced to fold
and twist. Available through jewelry-makers suppliers (i.e. Rio
Grande, Albuquerque, NM, 800-545-6566).

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:10
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Received on Friday, 23 July, 2004

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