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  • From: Denmark
Polishing kits
Posted by ThomasA3D on Monday, November 10, 2003 5:07 AM
I’ll have to get a polishing kit soon, but I dont know what (or where) to buy.
Do you have any recommendations?
I have to buy through an on-line shop since I live in Denmark.
I always paint with automotive laquers and always finish with a 2K clear cote.

Any help is appreciated Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 5:14 AM
Most of the major internet stores should carry Novus polishing kits....while others might recommend something else I find that this is one of the best kits out there....just be sure to order the whole kit...
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, November 10, 2003 5:52 AM
Micro Mark makes a polishing kit that's inexpensive. I prefer it over the other polishing kits out there, as it uses 2x2 sanding pads, that are cushioned with foam. I seem to have better control with their kit. They also sell Novus polishing compounds to go along with it. In fact, they have a starter kit that contains the polishing cloths, and all 3 Novus liquids. You've got the right idea by polishing out the clear coat. I never polish paint directly, preferring to clear coat then polish the clear. Here's their link.

http://www.micromark.com/
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Monday, November 10, 2003 8:07 AM
Thanks - just what I needed Smile
Are the pads and cloths durable? How many cars would a set like this set last?

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Alex on Monday, November 10, 2003 8:12 AM
They are pretty durable, if you use them as intended (with water, etc) I have a kit that is about 3 years old, and I've done a lot of cars with it, and its still in decent shape. I have Miscromark's kit.
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Posted by karbuildr on Monday, November 10, 2003 9:24 AM
I agree that they are durable. I've polished as many as 6 cars with one set of the Micro Mark pads. They are half the price of the polishing sheets in other kits, although about half the size too. They'll start showing wear around the edges first, but the good thing is, you can take a scissors and simply cut off the worn area, and keep on polishing. I save the ones I've cut down into small pieces, just for a goober that may show up that I might have missed.
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Monday, November 10, 2003 9:50 AM
Excellent!
I know what to order then... Smile
Thanks for the help guys

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 10:35 AM
I have an LMG polishing kit that works well for me. Granted, I do need to clean the pads!
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Posted by scalespeedworks on Monday, November 10, 2003 6:14 PM
The pads and sanding cloths are very durable, however do not use thinner on them for any reason! The sanding film will bubble off after a few uses and the pads will get ruined. Live and learn.

Ron http://www.scalespeedworks.com http://public.fotki.com/lauron/rons/model_cars/
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:13 AM
I just ordered Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by karbuildr on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:49 AM
Post some pics Thomas, once you've had a chance to try out the polishing kit. Don't worry if you mess up the first couple times. It takes a few polishing jobs to get the "feel" of using one. I've been using a polishing kit for several years now, and still burn through the clear and paint every now and then.
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:01 AM
I’ll do that - it will take over a month before I recieve it so you’ll have to be patient Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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  • From: Wisconsin
Posted by Mike Soliday on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:40 PM
Just be sure to clean the pads or clothes after every use. Nothing's worst than dark paint left on a pad when your trying to polish a light paint job.

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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 12:39 AM
Thanks Mike

I’ll remember that - I cant wait to try it out Smile
Maybe then dust particles are a thing of the past...

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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