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Unread 10-07-2022, 11:51 PM   #16
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Your sequence will produce more gloss. Are you using wet or dry pads?

And if you have a scrap of this material, I’d do an easy test to settle my curiosity. Put a puddle of water on top of a piece of stone and let it sit for an hour. Then check the bottom of the stone to see if it’s soaked through.

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Unread 10-08-2022, 09:24 AM   #17
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After each pad double your time on the next as you go up. Start with 100 and go from there. It should look smooth after each pad, if you can see swirls or scratches go back to the previous pad until they are gone.

It takes time to close the pores up. Don’t rush it and it will shine like a diamond. The factory does it that way, so can you.
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Unread 10-08-2022, 09:45 AM   #18
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I have been using wet pads. I will hit it some more with extended times as I go up
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Did you have a chance to do the test to see if the water would soak through?
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I finished a coulpe pieces and they look ok. But on a new piece i scratched it during polishing. I was working on kitchen countertop today and while polishing i scratched one part with polisher. I then stepped back a couple pad levels and all the way back up to 3000. Now i have a dull spot as seen in pic. I am correct that this area should be as shiny as it was before i started correct?
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That part in the foreground doesn’t look anything close to what you’d get with a 3000 grit wet diamond polish pad. Can we see what you’ve got to work with?
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https://youtu.be/uRX6TRrNMPg
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Unread 10-29-2022, 10:37 PM   #23
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I have same machine as guy in vid and I did:
50 30 sec
100 30 sec
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800 22
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I think my pads might have gone bad already. They are cheap ones that came with the polisher. I hit it again today. Trying varios speeds , sequences and time lengt h s and still ended up with a haze. I can get it very smooth but cant get haze out
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I think my pads already wore out. All i have done is a shower bench 2 shower curbs and now this (front side only) 60" countertop. So i thought they would still have life left in them but either i am polishing wrong or i need better pads?
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Oh my gosh, that video is First, you’re not clearly shown what he’s starting with. Then he is moving the pads around way, way, way too fast. The polishing is not done evenly over the length of the edge being polished. And the edge is not dried and shown immediately after his polishing efforts.

Wet pads don’t usually wear out this fast. Let’s see a picture of your pads to see if they’re glazed over or worn out. And a link to the pads may be helpful.
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I've done a little bit of granite edge polishing and I would have to dry the edge between each grit to make sure I had polished it evenly. If you don't get one of the grits polished good enough, it will show up after the following grits. He's moving way too fast like Bubba said. I probably spend more time on one grit than this guy did on all the grits combined.
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