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Thread: restoring Tin metal , what compounds should i get ?

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    It is the reflection and the Swans down buff that will give you the mirror polish you wish to achieve. Local hardware such as Supercheap only cater for Handyman type supplies what you want is beyond that, this company will have what you want although it will a post job they are in QLD https://www.thesandpaperman.com.au/

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    thanks josef , i owe everything to china and a liittle to me for experimenting. But yeah he has shown me the way and what to do , thank you china

    btw i'm thinking of getting some of the sandpaper you linked to , what would you suggest ? ...........my last used on the piece is 2000 grit

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    Go to 3000 then 5000, 5000 should give a pretty good finish then go with the compounds.
    Just a note many people will say use Autosol, make the effort to get the Reflection is is a far superior product.

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    roger that on the grits , i was going to get California Custom 'Deoxidizer and Polish'. Now you mention Reflection and others using it i will switch to it , i will do some googling to find it.


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    is this the Reflection you mention ?

    https://chsmith.com.au/Products/Liqu...al-Polish.html
    Last edited by einhander; 18-07-2021 at 04:49 AM.

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    i have an issue from yesterdays work on this project. Simply i got from Labanda 'small polishing brushes' and i attempted to use them on my Dremel. Unfortunately the Collet on the Dremel is too big (it won't grip) , if i went for a Dremel collet .8mm would that work out ?

    https://www.labanda.com.au/jewellery...-drills?page=2
    https://www.hobbytools.com.au/dremel-collet-8mm-483/

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    Shafts on the the polishing brushes are 2.4mm so you need a collet for 2.4mm check the Dremel website and see if they have one, Imperial is 3/32

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    woohoo found them on HobbyTools website , thanks for clearing that up. Btw did you see my post above about Reflection ? is this the product i should get..........

    https://chsmith.com.au/Products/Liqu...al-Polish.html

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    Yes the Reflection is the one to use, it is used by high class professional polishers, except they buy in $600 containers
    When you have finished be sure to give it a protective coat to stop it rusting, even if it is just a fine wax.
    Last edited by china; 18-07-2021 at 03:29 PM.

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    hi again , i just wanted to give a quick update. I got a Collet from HobbyTools and it worked out great , i placed another order with Labanda and i've been playing around with that. I'm really liking the Dialux Black compound so i am going to use that in my compounds to use after sanding. I also placed a order for Sandpaper (3000 and 5000 grit) i estimate it will be here this Wednesday. So things are going well , thank you china you have been a big part in it.

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    back again , i have received the 3000 and 5000 grit sandpaper and worked on the Tin box (pic below). Came out much better than 2000 grit alone , i still have some more work to do such as compounding.

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