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Has anyone took it up a notch yet , to 5000 grit proper ..

Should be MUCH easier to compound that out by hand with a lighter finessing , then follow with a nice hand polish.

I can't even lie I'm scared to touch my blocks with any machine buffing pad anything just knowing the heat even the finest pads generate & I'm VERY familar with both orbitals & da buffers ..

Few days ago lowfat & I were talking he suggested a simple polishing pad or ball on a drill [like meguire's headlight kit style] on lower speed , proceeding with caution should be fine
I agree, but still ..

Kinda rather take the time & do this by hand gotta sand by hand all nooks crannies edges of everything so mind as well huh

Sooo anyways , has anyone kicked it up a notch yet & took it up to 5000 grit
post #532 of 604
i got 2500 but no 5000
post #533 of 604
This is something like 100k grit and I believe Lee Valley has that. If not, knife stores which sell high end Japanese knives, like Epicurean Edge and ChefKnivesToGo will definitely have them.
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i got 2500 but no 5000

I'm tempted.


lol especially since autozone 2 minutes away has it along w/3k I just hope they also have 3m 3000 compound not much else is gonna do good by hand though I'll likely go the drill + grey pad route in which case finesse it should work on really low speed being extra careful

All I have on hand is some finishing stuff to seal the deal [similar to plastX without the polsihers/compound built in]

but hey nooks n' crannies hereeee we come the 5k should make polishing it out much easier ahh the thought of getting to hold a drill between my legs as I polish my ek ,priceless yo.

EDIT: Okay lopfat hipped me to meguar UC compound good deal

I just hope it doesn't have silicone in it , though that uisually applies to paint only I keep having this picture of my blocks braking down or the ports getting even 20% weaker which I definately don't want one hairline crack leads to bigger ones
Edited by KG101 - 2/13/16 at 12:01pm
post #535 of 604
Yeah, i think the PlasX will take your there ...... That .. and some elbow grease. smile.gif
Please show the results.
post #536 of 604
I've done every block by hand so far, and I have done quite a few If I do say so myself.

Always have been tempted to use a buffing wheel and whatnot. But always have gone up to 2500 Grit.

Lowfat def has the best blocks.



Comparison did Vs Lowfat rolleyes.gif

Not Really a comparison if you ask me. Lowfat dominated.



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Well lowfat does take excellent pics you guys realize that much right
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Spent 3 more hours on the Supreme HF. Used the 3" drill attachment on all the flat parts and did the insides by hand. First w/ PlastX then w/ Carpro Reflect finishing polish.





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A few better pics. I should add I also coated these w/ Carpro CQuartz UK ceramic coating then Carpro Reload. This does add some shine but the CQuartz UK stuff is very pricey.






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I'm tempted.


lol especially since autozone 2 minutes away has it along w/3k I just hope they also have 3m 3000 compound not much else is gonna do good by hand though I'll likely go the drill + grey pad route in which case finesse it should work on really low speed being extra careful

All I have on hand is some finishing stuff to seal the deal [similar to plastX without the polsihers/compound built in]

but hey nooks n' crannies hereeee we come the 5k should make polishing it out much easier ahh the thought of getting to hold a drill between my legs as I polish my ek ,priceless yo.

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I just hope it doesn't have silicone in it , though that uisually applies to paint only I keep having this picture of my blocks braking down or the ports getting even 20% weaker which I definately don't want one hairline crack leads to bigger ones
I just got like 50 sheets for 10$ off amazon.. they didnt have anything fine locally in the quantity i needed
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