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yea the insides i have an idea i want to try to get an easier way of doing it. thanks for the guide
    
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LowFat or anyone else ever try using a Bitspower clear plexi for sanding and polishing yet? I bought this for my Asus RVE mono block setup wondering if it would look better? It looks pretty clear in pictures getting the block on Monday along with my 480 & 560 rads for my CaseLabs SMA8 Build I'll be doing.

Also Bitspower shows white lettering on product (see picture) by sanding it down I am wondering if it would remove the lettering?



I am currently 20hrs on this block (stock photos):
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-asus-r4be-monoblock-nickel.html




I have gone through the guide process 500>1000>1500>2000>NOVUS 3>NOVUS 2>NOVUS 1>Plastix and I still have some haze and micro scratches as seen on @emjs86 pump top
I went back over some rougher spots 2000>NOVUS>Plastix and it cleared up a bit, but there are still small scratches from sanding that are visible when the light is refracted just right
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Bad iPhone camera but in person it's crystal clear

I think I will try Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound, but i am also considering flame polishing. anyone have experience?
I really want to get that glass-like appearance
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If you have visible scratches you'll likely need to go back down to a lower grit. You can't skimp on sanding time w/ 600 - 800 grit, especially on the machined parts of the blocks like the interior.

20+ hours doesn't seem unreasonable for a block like that.
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I am currently 20hrs on this block (stock photos):
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fb-asus-r4be-monoblock-nickel.html
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I have gone through the guide process 500>1000>1500>2000>NOVUS 3>NOVUS 2>NOVUS 1>Plastix and I still have some haze and micro scratches as seen on @emjs86 pump top
I went back over some rougher spots 2000>NOVUS>Plastix and it cleared up a bit, but there are still small scratches from sanding that are visible when the light is refracted just right
I think I will try Meguiar's M105 Mirror Glaze Ultra-Cut Compound, but i am also considering flame polishing. anyone have experience?
I really want to get that glass-like appearance

I have a love hate relationship with that block. Haven't even tried for a glass like effect but I scratched the crap out of it with a pair of pliers while attending to a leak that turned out to be a fitting with no oring in it...

Getting those scratches out took hours of toil, and the block is slightly warped from removing so much acrylic at the damaged area.
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Would it be a good idea to polish the aceylic tubing I have or a waste of time lol.
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Would it be a good idea to polish the aceylic tubing I have or a waste of time lol.

Oh definitely. I just use some novus #2 and run em through a few times and it makes a good amount of difference. I get them all dirty with acrylic dust and stuff after cutting bending and deburring. The worst part probably is cleaning them after all that with our dirty hard Texas lime-water. Must polish a little. Coat hanger wire, old shirt, Novus.
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Oh definitely. I just use some novus #2 and run em through a few times and it makes a good amount of difference. I get them all dirty with acrylic dust and stuff after cutting bending and deburring. The worst part probably is cleaning them after all that with our dirty hard Texas lime-water. Must polish a little. Coat hanger wire, old shirt, Novus.

I thought we had it rough in Louisiana with the Iron infested water!

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