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Old 07-22-2016, 03:25 AM   #26 (permalink)
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There is basically no risk in polishing stainless steel watches with a rotary tool and an hard felt wheel. With the right compound you can buff out deep scratches and dents. You can also polish glasses.
Do not use rotary tools on anything that is plated.
Unless its to remove the plating

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Old 07-22-2016, 06:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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You totally should invest in a toolkit if you love tinkering with watches.

Like me, I started out tinkering and now I have a whole cabinet full of tools. Just a note, buy better quality screwdrivers, tweezers and loupes as these are the most important tools for any watchmaker, tinkerer or professional.
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I'm a watchmaker.

Most of the time I only use 4 sizes of screwdrivers, one movement holder, a jaxa tool, one pair of tweezers, a pocket knife and 3 eyeglasses.

You don't need much but you'll need to gain knowledge in how to use tools.
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@cfw, where did you get your kit?
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@cfw, where did you get your kit?
I bought the pencil grinder from a local hardware store but only use it to polish. I also got the Scotch brite and water sanding paper from my local hardware

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Very impressive!!! Did you do he brushing finish with the dremel?


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Very impressive!!! Did you do he brushing finish with the dremel?


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Thanks no I do brushing with scotch brite. I use the dremel with diamond paste only for polishing


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Thanks no I do brushing with scotch brite. I use the dremel with diamond paste only for polishing


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Good. At least I'm doing that right!

Would you tell us a bit about the polishing pastes? Red rough, diamond... What do you recommend? I see you have a great selection.

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Good. At least I'm doing that right!

Would you tell us a bit about the polishing pastes? Red rough, diamond... What do you recommend? I see you have a great selection.

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I just tried the red one to see if it cant work for brushed as well but no luck. The yellow one I find finishes it the best, its 3000 grit, u get finer but 3000 works the best. All u do it apply it to the area u want to polish, put your dremel on a liw speed just so that the paste get on the disk u are using then increase speed untill its on its fastest. Just be carefully if the watch u are polishing as plexi cause it melts the plexi very quickly. U can also polish plexi glass with it but on a low speed and dont keep it on the same spot long.

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