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  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by The Outhouse Mouse on Friday, March 10, 2017 11:40 PM

Within the last year I've read about liquid polishing compounds from 3200 grit up to 12000 grit, but I am unable to find the information now. Has anyone else heard of this?

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    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 13, 2017 8:29 AM

Liquid and cream type polishing compounds are quite common in the hobby. Some builders use hobby specific polishes and other use 1:1 automotive polishes. I myself like the Tamiya polishes, which are available in Coarse, Fine, and Finish. They do an excellent job of polishing out paints, clear coats, and do a good job of improving the clarity and optics of kit glass.

If you give it a try, practice on a scrap body to get the feel. Some polishes can remove paint at an astonishing rate so some degree of practice is necessary to get a good result. Good polishing starts with pre-paint body prep and with the paint application in order for the body to be ready for the polishing process.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:11 AM

There are sevaral great polishes out there.

I have a system I created sevaral decades ago that works well for me for the paints I use including urethane paints.

I use a product made by Novus. They make a #1, #2, and #3. I use the #2 almost exclusively followed up by an automotive product made by 3M called Finesse-it ll Finishing Material. It comes in quarts and works incredibly - BUT it is spendy. I bought mine 12-14 years ago and was $30.00, BUT now is $75.00 to $100.00 so if $$$$ is an issue.......

Lastly I use Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze which is a super-fine polish/wax, and gives a mirror like finish.

Hope all that helps Thumbs Up

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Posted by jwrass14 on Monday, March 13, 2017 1:38 PM


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