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TWOHAND834

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Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« on: June 11, 2020, 11:07:54 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdXgPtvbALQ

This video is interesting because you are achieving that 1500 grit polished finish without the use of actual polish.  I know there had been questions in the past on how to duplicate that finish by using a spinner.  For those that are not aware, 1500 grit polished actually comes out to 5000-5500 grit surface which you will see on this video.
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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 04:38:47 PM »
For those that are not aware, 1500 grit polished actually comes out to 5000-5500 grit surface which you will see on this video.

FYI: And the reason for that is because the 1500 in "1500-grit Polished Factory Finish" is a old left over reference to the US ANSI/CAMI grit scale which was used for wet/dry sandpaper that was used before  Abralon pads (Which use the FEPA P-Scale) came into use.

The final grit before the polish in the "1500-grit Polished Factory Finish" is a 4000 Abralon, which is the equivalent of 1500 grit ANSI/CAMI.

So 4000 grit surface with polish works out to about a 5000-5500 grit surface

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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 05:55:42 PM »
Impending Doom is the resident expert on this topic...this is his wheelhouse.  8)
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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 07:19:13 PM »
I can't even with this topic.

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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 08:56:43 AM »
Impending Doom is the resident expert on this topic...this is his wheelhouse.  8)

I can recall having many discussions on here years ago about how to duplicate the factory 1500 grit polished finish.  Some experts on here can duplicate it.  Some people however can not.  I posted this for those that had questioned it before and can finally see what the 1500 grit polished actually is and how to get there.  It is nice to finally have access to informative videos that can explain in detail answers to questions we may have and educating us. 
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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2020, 01:29:16 AM »
I can't even with this topic.
Hahaha 😂, I knew someone would post something like this...and now I know why, itís such a controversial subject lol.
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Re: Achieving 1500 Grit Polish
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 10:14:13 AM »
This is why I suggest sanding any ball yourself before you throw it, it is very difficult to truly replicate factory finish period, not just factory polish. The Brunswick Brands however do make it a little easier by listing all of their finishing steps, but you will never get the pressure or time exactly the same. There is nothing worse than loving a ball's reaction but being unable to duplicate it. The closest I have gotten in trying to replicate 1500 polish was starting with 1000, 1500, 2000, 3000, 4000 then finally Storm Step Two. I have done the same finishing grits but instead used Crown Compound, and while I really liked the reaction, it just wasn't the same.
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