This is my 1st brush restore and a few questions

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by Hex, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Hex

    Hex

    I want to get the handle nice and shiny and it's a bit scuffed up now.

    At some point, I will begin polishing with Flitz, but, from what I have read, it seems that I will need to do some sanding 1st, to get it to a polishable point.

    I started with 320 grit but it seemed to leave more scratches.
    So, do I need to go through a progression of say:
    1) 600
    2) 1000
    3) 2000

    Was the 320 too course to begin with ?
     
  2. Yes, IMO 350 is way too aggresive. On the dozen or so restorations I've done. The most aggressive sandpaper I've used is 4000, I will also use 0000 steel wool. Good luck.
     
  3. Hi there,

    320
    400
    600wet
    800wet
    1000 "
    1500 "
    buff with Scratch Out clear coat scratch remover by Kit

    If the handle is translucent then sand through 2500wet then buff.
     
  4. That handle is modern soft plastic so 320 is a bit rough to start. Just means you need to put more work in to subsequent sandings. For catalin I've used 220 with fine results on badly scratched handles.
     
  5. I just use 600 wet then go right to the Flitz... and have had very good results..
     

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