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Old 11-29-2009, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys as you know I tried making a set of grips with plexi before, and well it was interesting to say the least.....


but now I have brought to you the more improved version without the use of dukies ban saw!



This is how clear the grips are!!!
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That's still really cloudy. You should go back over the whole thing with 600grit and then Mother's polish. Maybe even 400grit, I think I see a couple deep scratches. If you put a bit more work into it, you can get it clear as window glass.

Here's a hitman lever I made last year. I only put about an hour of fine sanding and polishing into it.



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Old 11-29-2009, 09:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah the plexi I am using sat outside for maybe 10-20 years.... so its not too bad, I thought it was better that my last ones, and I used 100-220-400-600-dremel polishing compound as I don't have any mothers....
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You used the red stuff in the little can?


That's too coarse, you need something finer, like brasso, jeweler's rouge, or mothers. I love mothers works great on polishing pretty much on anything paintball.
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for some acrylic I was using micromesh and Novus 3-2-1.

The micromesh I found at rockler wood working stores, and it goes right onto the orbital sander, with pads going something like 600 grit all the way to 2400 or higher, can't remember off the top of my head. Running through all of them made the acrylic that we had cut look like perfect glass.

Then for large flat surfaces I used the Novus 3 - 2 - 1 and i just used regular paper towels but it works really well. 3 gets the deep scratches, 2 medium, and 1 polishes it to feel like ice. Instead of the Novus 1, I actually used Brillianize, but it;s the same thing.

I then ended up going over the edges with 400 grit again because it caught light better, but that was intentional...and to keep us from bumping into it :P

For the grips, I would suggest the micromesh, and you can do it all dry.

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