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I started lapping my apogee, and when i get to the 1000 paper i can get a nice refletion on it. But when i move on to higher sand paper like 10 micron, the finish isn't as nice. Any reason why this is happening?
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Yes, You are starting a new "layer" of refinement to the surface. Continue. The sheen will return, though sharper. When you get to your last grit (2500 is preferable) make one single pass:



You may have to try several times until you get the right stroke.

Good luck!
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