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It is almost even, it is a bit of a gradient (strongest closes to the leds and after about 2cm its is bascially 100% even). And no hot spots.

Do you have LED on both sides or just one?
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Do you have LED on both sides or just one?

Both.
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Polishing and sanding the acrylic


I got this kit. You basically use sand paper, and then you use number 3, number 2 and then clean with number 1.


I recommend using microfiber cloths. And remember to NOT use the same cloth for different number bottles. You do not want to use the same cloth for number 2 as you did for number 3!!!


Before you go with the number 3 you will have to do the basic work with sand paper. I went from 240 grit to --> 400 --> 800 ---> 1500 ---> 2000 and then I went with number 3. That produced a really nice result.


Did all the sanding in this container filled with moving water. It really helps when you have running water when you polish. At least I think so.


This is how it can look when you start.


Sanded to 2000 grit.


Polished with nr 3, 2 and then cleaned with nr 1. I was a bit lazy with this part since it really does not matter.




Sanded this uneven with 60 grit. The idea being that it will diffuse the light and give a more even illumination around the base of the case.




Can you spot the difference? smile.gif




Clear like glass!




Rinse and repeat, same procedure as before.
























Finally done with the polishing. This took a LOT of hours to do, and it is really draining work, both mentally and physically. You need to push really hard when you polish with the cloth and sanding seems like it never ends. Going through all those stages of different grit papers was tedious work. But in the end the result was all worth it!
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It really did produce an awesome end result, even so much that I want to do it! Where did you buy that kit, at biltema?
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It really did produce an awesome end result, even so much that I want to do it! Where did you buy that kit, at biltema?

Amazon. It is really hard to find the novus kit in Sweden.
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Oh dang...
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Serious commitment going on here. I assume that flame polishing isn't an option due to tight tolerances on the water blocks. Otherwise that looks way easier than all the sanding + polishing.
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Just went through all 29 pages and all I can say is wow.... Good work. Looking forward to seeing more thumb.gif
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Sorry for the late replies just got back from easter thingys etc biggrin.gif
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Serious commitment going on here. I assume that flame polishing isn't an option due to tight tolerances on the water blocks. Otherwise that looks way easier than all the sanding + polishing.
I did some flame polishing on some test pieces since it is so convenient and produces a nice result. But I found that you basically can only do "edges". And it melts the edges a bit and it looks good but not a 100% in my opinion. And it is also something that is a bit hard to get exactly right. I did not want to risk it with no experience doing flame polishing.
If I could have gone with some other method than the very time consuming sand paper + polishing I would have jumped on that biggrin.gif
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Just went through all 29 pages and all I can say is wow.... Good work. Looking forward to seeing more thumb.gif

Going through 29 pages is what I call commitment! I hope it was educational in some sense!

How long did it take?
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