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Finishing process for acrylic



(-----) 2004

we are currently looking for some help with some acrylic parts. The parts 1/2 long, 1/4- 5/8 in diameter, cylindrical od with flat faces. we can't seem to get our parts nice and smooth and clear. Currently we are doing a cut down with a green pyramid. Then polish with corn cobb with a microlite charge. We are getting ok results but think it could be better.

Does anybody know a good mass finishing process for acrylic? We have rotary and highspeed centrifical machines.Thanks

CHRIS PAYNE
- MONTCLAIR, California, USA
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2004

Chris,

May I suggest that, if you haven't already done so, you go to the Yellow Pages and search out Acrylic fabricators for some advice.

Any of these guys in the decorative end will have large wheels with floppy cloth ... and after using fine and ultra fine sandpaper, will heat smoothen the surfaces.

They could tell you or show you how its done.

freeman newton portrait
Freeman Newton [dec]
(It is our sad duty to advise that Freeman passed away
April 21, 2012. R.I.P. old friend).

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2004

Unless you have a very rough surface, I'd say forget the plastic media and concentrate on an all dry process. We have been polishing out acrylic saw cuts for some time using a 2 step organic wood process. If you are interested, we can supply the materials.

tony kenton
AF Kenton
retired business owner - Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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2004

THANKS FOR THE response. WE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THOSE MEDIAS AND A TECHNIQUE TO USE THEM THANKS.

CHRIS PAYNE
- MONTCLAIR, California, USA
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