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  1. #1
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    Question auto polishing systems

    Does anybody use automotive polishing systems (e.g. Meguiar's) on their rockets?


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    there should be a thread on this. I remember seeing Nathan post a system on how he finishes his rockets. Many grades wet sanding and polishing

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    I use the Sonus stuff. Expensive, but work wonders. Look up some of Nathan's threads.
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    I wet sand and polish my paint jobs using automotive polish. I've used various products in the past but currently I use Black Diamond and Meguiar's polishes. I've done several threads describing the process, here is the most recent one . . . http://www.rocketryforum.com/showthr...66#post1626466

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    I've seen references to using 3M Finessit-II Polishing Medium being used on model rockets. I made a note a couple years ago to go to an automotive store and get some, but haven't done so yet. I do recall that it was mentioned that this was not a rubbing compound, so it would not be a harsh treatment to a paint job.
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    Ditto Trident on this.

    I often use a coat or two of Nu-finish polymer once I have the finish I want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micromeister View Post
    Ditto Trident on this.

    I often use a coat or two of Nu-finish polymer once I have the finish I want.
    Most likely I heard it from you, John.
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    NU-Finish as well.

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