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    #91
    Originally posted by mclarendude View Post
    My current favorite YouTube watchmaker, Red Dead Restoration, uses diamond paste compounds and his results are pretty darn good.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCci...7yRkwgqIFpD7WA

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e0f2fc0f068a57


    Giving that a try too.
    I had a look though the videos but I couldn’t see where he was refinishing a case, just servicing movements. Where is he using lapping paste? Its good stuff for flat surfaces i used to use it in tool making. You need a very hard very flat surface to use it on ideally. Ive used surface plates in the past but there’s nothing wrong with an offcut of marble or granite worktop if you can get one cheap or free from a local maker. Ive got a few nice chunks in the garage from jobs ive done!

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      #92
      Originally posted by Dr Fun Socks View Post

      I had a look though the videos but I couldn’t see where he was refinishing a case, just servicing movements. Where is he using lapping paste? Its good stuff for flat surfaces i used to use it in tool making. You need a very hard very flat surface to use it on ideally. Ive used surface plates in the past but there’s nothing wrong with an offcut of marble or granite worktop if you can get one cheap or free from a local maker. Ive got a few nice chunks in the garage from jobs ive done!
      On their latest Breitling video, they use it!


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        #93
        Originally posted by Dr Fun Socks View Post

        I had a look though the videos but I couldn’t see where he was refinishing a case, just servicing movements. Where is he using lapping paste? Its good stuff for flat surfaces i used to use it in tool making. You need a very hard very flat surface to use it on ideally. Ive used surface plates in the past but there’s nothing wrong with an offcut of marble or granite worktop if you can get one cheap or free from a local maker. Ive got a few nice chunks in the garage from jobs ive done!
        On their latest Breitling video, they use it!


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          #94
          Originally posted by mclarendude View Post

          On their latest Breitling video, they use it!


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          Ive just seen it on the bezel. I can only assume its a very high grit diamond paste due to the brushed end finish. Not sure if its any different to a rough polishing compound? Every time i used lapping paste at work it was to ensure a 100% perfect fit. Be that between a peg in a hole or two sides of a mold tool being perfectly parallel. Im sure it could work im just not convinced lapping paste should be used with a cotton dremel attachment!

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            #95
            I can recommend this tool





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              #96
              Rol3x i have looked at those jool tools but
              man they arent cheap!

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                #97
                That's right!
                If you use it only for fixing watches it is very expensive but if you could use it for other work too like sharpening tools, knifes etc. then it is OK.

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                  #98
                  It’s a very nicely branded package, but I really can’t see how the extra cost is justified over a £50 buffer off the Bay.


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                    #99
                    Tried some polinum on my new swansdown mop, results are very very good! I didnt even go through the other compounds, just wanted to see what it was like. Perfect mirror finish. Ive got the rest of the stuff i mentioned above in the post so ill report back when ive had a go with it. On a side note, tried the bergeon 6085-e2 that people rave about. Dont like it at all! Maybe my wheel is just spinning too fast but the results are shocking. So much easier to control with the rubber blocks, at least for me.

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                      Oascom talked about the Bufflex FB6 medium grit wheel in another topic : https://www.esslinger.com/bufflex-fb...f-choose-grit/

                      Here: https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...40#post8544340

                      Test it out.
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                        Originally posted by Ex-ki View Post
                        Oascom talked about the Bufflex FB6 medium grit wheel in another topic : https://www.esslinger.com/bufflex-fb...f-choose-grit/

                        Here: https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...40#post8544340

                        Test it out.
                        I might get one. Im a bit put off machine brushing after my experience with the bergeon. Dont get me wrong, it does make for a very satin very brushed finish. I just prefer the look of the hand method. Its probably less gen like but to be honest i just think it looks better! Got to go for what you like really!

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