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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:04 am 
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I'm trying to finish off a puzzle for Chris in Germany and seeing my old polishing piece for my dremel wore out, I have to start with a new one. Trouble is, the new cloth block is pretty hard and perhaps needs a bit of polishing compound. At the moment, I make heat friction marks on the piece.

Has anyone used polishing compound when making puzzles and what compound do you use? Is it possible to just use some regular material like either car polish or toothpaste?

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I'd suggest you try and break in the new cloth block instead of using a polishing compound. I haven't found anything that works well with plastic either since it's so soft.

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I use progressively finer sand paper. I finish with wet/dry super fine grit. Someone here at Twisty mentioned using regular paper, like photocopy paper, in their final step. I used that for one puzzle, and it worked very well. I think a finishing compound would look great, but it might be more work than rubbing the parts on paper.


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I have used paper. It works well as a final step.

But yes, I think I'll have to break in the cloth. Thanks for that. Sounds like the quickest and easiest.

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