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Carene Section Grip Tidy Up


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#1 Force

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 13:26

I normally use T-Cut to polish both the lacquer and plastic grips of the Carene but wanted to give a dedicated plastic polish a try.

 

I purchased a 5g tube of polyWatch which is a watch crystal plastic polish. It is not cheap at £4 a tube but very little is required to provide a nice finish.

 

 Using an old section (waiting for a new nib)

 

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small dab of paste and a few minutes rubbing with a cotton bud,

 

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an acceptable refinish,

 

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#2 Flounder

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 19:27

I have used this on tired acrylic crystals, but don't have the stones to try it on a pen. From Cousins:

"How it works:

    The plastic glass is very slightly dissolved and ground down by tiny abrasive particles
    The edges of the scratch marks are then smoothed off
    The cracks filled in with some of the original plastic from the watch crystal"


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#3 Chrissy

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 23:09

Good job and thanks for the tip. :)  Where did you get the PolyWatch polish from?


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:38

Good job and thanks for the tip. :)  Where did you get the PolyWatch polish from?

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#5 AL01

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 03:35

 My goodness gracious ya at it again!!!

 

 Nice!!

 

 (I needa try one of them out some a day....)


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 15:37

If part of the smoothing process includes slightly dissolving the acrylic [of the watch crystals] does it also work on other plastics than acrylic?








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