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Posted in response to Polishing Rhyolite from jack on November 07, 2010 at 20:47:40:

Re: Polishing Rhyolite

i ran into similar difficulties and hunted out a pro polisher to teach me at one time. what i learned from them was i used to much water for the final polishing stage. i get a mirror polish now by using my spray bottle with one spritzing on the pad. when the stone begins to grab the polishing pad that is when the best polishing comes out. oddly enough my mistake was using to much water on the polishing stage.

what i mean by grabbing the pad is,,, i can feel the stone when there's lots of water on the pad, when the water begins to dry off i can feel the stone grab with more resistance on the pad. at that moment is when the real polishing kicks in. and it polishes much faster in that stage and the stone will warm up a bit. over time i have learned the right amount of spray to use for the best results. it is not rocket science more of an art form when polishing.

From montana - November 10, 2010 at 17:59:46

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