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Tips for Polishing Epoxy

There are many steps in creating beautiful epoxy resin art and one of the final steps is polishing epoxy. This is a step involved when you are making certain art pieces, jewellery and table tops. You need to use the right technique so that the clarity of the epoxy surface is enhanced.

The first thing

You need to do is inspect the item to see whether the epoxy surface is properly cured and hardened. The epoxy should cure according to the instructions set by the manufacturer. Depending on the type of resin and project you are working with, this can take up to a day or even more. When you polish the epoxy when it is not fully cured, you will damage the surface. This can lead to swirl marks on the surface or scratches. You need to first clean the surface so that any dust is removed. This can be done with a microfiber cloth. Choosing the right product is a very important step. You can find a lot of supplies for polishing when you visit epoxyresin.com.au. Make sure to read the instructions given and the product description before you purchase the items. If there are imperfections and scratcheson the epoxy surface, you can use a super high cut compound pad. This should be used carefully as you can avoid too much material given the pad is quite aggressive.

You can also find polishing creams that come with different levels of grits.

You need to choose the right cream for the level of gloss you are hoping to achieve. A polishing cream can restore the shine of an epoxy resin piece. You can use a compounding pad with a polishing compound to bring refinement to the surface of the epoxy. This is a medium grit pad that can remove slight scratches. There are also finishing polishing pads that are much softer and can be used to bring out the final shine of the epoxy surface. Any remaining scratches on the epoxy resin can be removed with this that were otherwise left behind by previous polishing steps. You need to make sure the pad you are using is compatible with the type of epoxy you are working with. For a more high gloss finish, you can look into grip ice foam discs as these come with different grits.

It is very important

To check the recommendations of the manufacturer when selecting the polishing product. They will usually suggest products and brands that work with their epoxy formulation. And it is always best to test the product out at first. To do this, you can choose an inconspicuous area of the epoxy to see whether it is compatible with the epoxy resin you have used and whether it gives the shine you are looking for. There will be a recommended technique for the product as well. You need to polish epoxy in stages so that you start with more aggressive products and progress to finer grits. You can start with a super high cut compounding pad which will remove deeper imperfections and then you can move into the next stage.

TimothyStyons
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