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    Quote Originally Posted by ChefCosta View Post
    This was really helpful, thank you! I rounded the spine of my Hattori Knife Forums Sujihiki and mirror polished it and it came out really well!
    Yep, pics necessary. Seriously??

    Btw, I like (and don't like) my micro mesh. They are sort of expensive and there are some times where I really like using them BUT I still like regular sandpaper better.

    You may end up using sandpaper for the coarser stuff IMO and then the whole color scheme for the micro-mesh with different grits makes it really confusing IMO.

    I use micro mesh now more for touch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr drinky View Post
    I use micro mesh now more for touch up.
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    Micromesh is expensive upfront, but they last a pretty long time, compared to sandpaper, at least the regular ones when used on wood. I've been using the same ones for months now. I just wash them in water with a plastic scrub brush and they are good as new. I think it's actually saved me money in the long run. And the scratch pattern is much more consistent than sandpaper.

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    You will want to use compounds on a soft backing for a good mirror without spider-webbing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squilliam View Post
    You will want to use compounds on a soft backing for a good mirror without spider-webbing.
    Such as...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    Such as...?
    Mothers Mag & Aluminium, white or green compound. Any will work although I get the fastest results with Mothers.

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    Starting grit for mirror polishing.

    500grit was what I started with but as I progressed through the rest I realized that it wasn't quite rough enough to remove the deepest scratches from the spine rounding (which I used a Bester 220 for). I went back with 400 (actually a flattening stone, not micro mesh pads) and the result was much better after I went through the micromesh progression. When I have some more time I will flatten my Bester 220 and start from there. PS - I would post a pic but my interpretation of the rules is that the Admin will boot me for posting a picture. Admin - correct me if I am wrong?

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    This is an attempt at inserting the image. Never used photo bucket before

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    Cool just ordered some, will give it a try. Thanks squilliam.
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    What sort
    Of scratch pattern should I use? Do you want circular or straight?
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