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  • Advice on Polishing Edges on acrylic

  • Colin Aburrow

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Want to do my own polished edges on acrylic sheets and would appreciate any advice on an best way of doing this. I know there are flame polishers and diamond polishers but not sure what the difference is or what other methods I should be looking at. I am not expecting to be doing lots of this sort of work so not to costly.

    Thanks
    Colin

  • Mike Grant

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Use a buffing wheel and polishing compound. This will only work well on simple shapes but not letters. Start by removing any saw cut marks by scraping the edges with a sharp blade then buff it up on the wheel. Cheap and simple.

  • Jason Davies

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Or steel rule.

  • Colin Aburrow

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Mike,

    Sound to simple, how good a finish do you get with this method?

    Colin

  • Martin Cole

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    quote Colin Aburrow:

    Sound to simple, how good a finish do you get with this method?

    My mate up the road to me does mine using Mikes method, always a great finish, takes a little practice especially on larger panels, no difference to flame polished imo.

  • Colin Aburrow

    Member
    June 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks Martin

    I am certainly going to have a go at Mike suggestion. I have got a few off-cuts so nothing ventured nothing gained. Does anyone know if there is a particular polishing compound I need to use.

    Colin

  • Martin Cole

    Member
    June 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    quote Colin Aburrow:

    Thanks Martin

    I am certainly going to have a go at Mike suggestion. I have got a few off-cuts so nothing ventured nothing gained. Does anyone know if there is a particular polishing compound I need to use.

    Colin

    Try here Colin

    http://www.thepolishingshop.co.uk/acata … f_Bar.html

  • John Thomson

    Member
    June 6, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Flame polisher for me…….not too expensive…..quick and clean.

    John

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