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klodeo
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Posted:have a spare, brand new 100mm acrylic (bought from butterfingers) which i'd be quite up for selling, or better yet, if anyone fancies swapping it for some smaller balls?? pm if interested

big love smile
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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Howdy dude. Long time no speak.

PM on the way... wink


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Durbs
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Posted:dang

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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:oh...


balls.....


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Posted:biggrin

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Yakumo
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Posted:and indeed dagnabbit..

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:nana



Well you guys can take comfort in the fact that you can actually use one!



Plus I live nearer to the guy so P&P wouldn't be an issue...


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Yakumo
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Posted:get yourself some t-cut or anything else on sale in a garage for acrylic motorcycle visor repair would probably be fine smile

(just a useful thing to have if playing with acrylics smile )


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animatEd
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Posted:Um... I personally wouldn't use T-cut on acrylics...

There's a chance it can yellow the material...

Use Novus Polish instead. Which I managed to smuggle to munich after the airport decided I couldn't take shower gel, Toothpaste and deodorant through...

Silly buggers...

I would link to a place, But I'm too lazy to search google for you.


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Yakumo
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Posted:K__ had been trying to find a place to get novus in the UK, but failed so far, t-cut was mentioned in a few places..

Ta for the advice LTC

Thanks again for selecting the spherical yellow UV acrylics for Christina and myself at Bristol btw biggrin turned out the clear ones I had at home were disappointingly 1.5mm smaller though, doh! still love the yellow tho sunny


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animatEd
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Posted: Written by: Yakumo


K__ had been trying to find a place to get novus in the UK, but failed so far, t-cut was mentioned in a few places



There be novus in this here link...

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Mr_Chutney
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Posted:Which of the three grades would you recommend (course to fine?)

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Yakumo
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Posted:I figured it depends on the area of damage, start with course and move down to a fine shine on bad cuts/chips?

the tester set of all 3 for a fiver looks great to me.

you could use only fine, so the rest is more protected, but it would take a looong time to sort out any damage.

waiting on wise words from Ed however smile


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animatEd
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Posted:Right:

1 = pretty much just a polish, to make them shine and clean again.

2 = good all rounder. Will get out small to moderate scratches.

3 = not tried yet....

Obviously, Chips in the ball, it's screwed.


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted: Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact



2 = good all rounder.





Ha Ha - it helps with it being a ball wink



 Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact



Obviously, Chips in the ball, it's screwed.





Yes. Isolations look crap with a preserved french fry inside the ball...



How did the subject of keeping the ball polished and scracth free come up anyway...? umm


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Yakumo
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Posted:That would have been me trying to offer some handy advice for aspiring new acrylic owners...

that was corrected by LTC and then so on smile


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Awwww Thanks.... Much appreciated hug biggrin

and

umm eek angry spank 'Thanks' (!)

rolleyes


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coleman
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Posted:i've used novus for years, but never on an acrylic ball.

that stuff repairs old cd's like you wouldn't believe though biggrin

do 3 then 2 then 1 and you'll end up with a ball so shiny that you can barely hold it any more wink

i reckon most bad chips from drops are more likely to happen just after you've polished the ball - a subtle combination of murphy's law and a surface as slippery as a greased up bodybuilder's bicep.


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K__
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Posted: Written by: Liquifies_Through_Contact


There be novus in this here link...

smile



Ah ha! Thanks very much for that LTC. I tried pretty hard to find a UK stockist but never came across that site. I got Crystal Glo in the end which so far has been working nicely - though is that going to yellow the ball like T-cut?


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Posted:if someone who didn't know what these balls were for were reading this thread, they might think it was quite funny ubblol

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animatEd
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Posted: Written by: coleman


that stuff repairs old cd's like you wouldn't believe though biggrin



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Yakumo
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Posted:I had 3 bottles of a stuff sold for repairing the acrylic layer in CD's, they look identical to the pics of the little novus bottles, but are labled 'clean, repair, protect', and all seem to produce a slightly yellow liquid that's got me a bit worried about staining now as I used it to try clean my crystals up a bit the other night...

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