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 Post subject: Micro-Mesh ???
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Has anyone used micro-mesh to clean/polish a case ???
I have not & do not know how to do that.
Any advice is appreciated.
THANKS !!
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 Post subject: Re: Micro-Mesh ???
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 2:59 pm 
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I've used it. I got a pack of several grits but the only ones I ended up using were the 8000 and 12000.
The other grits are useful if polishing out a scratch but don't over-do it on Bakelite or you'll polish the surface off.

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 Post subject: Re: Micro-Mesh ???
PostPosted: May Wed 16, 2018 4:59 pm 
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I have used Micro Mesh on some plastic items but never tried to do a whole radio case. Recently I got a Triplett 310 with a badly scratched up meter cover. I used the whole set due to the amount of scratches in the soft plastic and got it down to smooth and clear, except for a couple reallly deep dings that are really not too noticeable now. So my experience is with meters and display lenses/covers. If it works on bakelite, so much the better. Frankly, on dull bakelite I have found a good cleaning with Gojo is a good start before getting more aggressive. Gojo, the goo of a million uses!


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 Post subject: Re: Micro-Mesh ???
PostPosted: May Thu 17, 2018 3:26 pm 
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I've used it on lacquer finishes several times. Good stuff! Never tried plastic, but I believe it was used on jet aircraft windshields, so I imagine it would do a nice job on other surfaces. I'd just be sure to start with a less aggressive grit, if sand-through is a concern.


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