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Recommended Polishes For Lapidary Materials

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« on: June 20, 2011, 08:16:22 pm »

I was surfing a while back and discovered this list of recommended polishing compounds for gemstones. I am not sure if this was already shared on the forum. Thought I would share it. It has worked really well for me.  Here is the web adress.http://www.utahrockhounds.com/tooelegem/tips/stonepolish.html Ajo.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 08:38:08 pm »

Thank you thank you I needed this so much:)
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 09:03:21 pm »


Your telling me....I also needed this.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 10:30:28 pm »

Good info !
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2011, 08:09:37 am »

Covington has a nice chart on their website also.  It also gives order of preference for different polish and buff choices (cerium on felt buff, etc.).  On both charts where Linde A is listed as first choice any of the now readily available .3 micron or so aluminum oxides will substitute for a lot less $$.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011, 08:23:58 am »


My polishing is where I have been dropping the ball.  This info will really help.  tks

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 08:54:11 am »

Thank you John:)
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 03:17:39 pm »

nice info!  will be improving some techniques - and saving some elbow grease at the same time  :D
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 05:50:40 pm »

Thanks, John. I forgot about that one. That is a great chart too. I like the fact that it gives what type of pads to use. Ajo.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 06:15:40 pm »

I think Covington's chart is straight out of the 70's.  No mention of aluminum oxide other than Linde A.  Doesn't include all the popular rocks of today but still great information at the right price. 
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 12:41:34 pm »

I noticed they are selling the  "Holy Cow"  polish on eBay.    pretty good stuff
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 10:27:55 pm »

i'll use it too.  thanks for the heads up..
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 12:39:58 pm »

A good place for me to start in understanding correlation between different polishes for different rocks. Thanx
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« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2011, 01:08:32 pm »

Thanks for posting this, very helpful.
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2011, 10:18:00 pm »

one thing i know is that the Al/Ox  i have for sell in ''shop and swap'' works like a dream.. i've gone my stones from 600grit straight to the polish and it works great

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