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Offline Epoulin

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Rotex 125 - Polish/finish accessories advice
« on: June 15, 2017, 08:00 PM »
I've been reading in and out of this forum to make sense of the overwhelming amount of info available.
Looks like I need help sorting it out.

I've already seen that wood itself can be brought to a polish by going all the way up in the Platin grit.  I'm trying to figure the polishing and waxing over finish products.
1- 1 finish I often use is water based dye with layer of shellac and then wax
2- I also intend on future pieces to spray on some lacquer

I'm getting confused on the polishing accessories.  I think that eventually i'll be getting most of it but would like to prioritize vs my need so that I can make gradual purchase...I already have a bunch of paper grit to buy.
- So it seems clear that the green pad will be essential here
- What about the other items like felt( soft and hard ) ; Vlies ( looks like non-woven pads) ; sheepskin.  What and when do you ue those items.  Which would be better for paste wax?
- Is anyone using the compound sold along with the combination of sponge.  Seems simple but does it apply to furniture or is it for automotive purposes?

Appreciate any light or advise you can provide to guide me in the right direction.
Feel free to share your experience.

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Offline Segovia

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Re: Rotex 125 - Polish/finish accessories advice
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 04:49 PM »
Welcome to the world of Festool and lack of well-needed information on their polishing systems

I have spent days trying to find information about the Festool finishing and polishing products.  I am also wanting to finish some water based lacquer. In the end, I settled for flattening after curing with the 800 granat, I'll step up to the Platin 2 2000 and 4000 grits and then finish with the blue compound with the recommended blue pad.  This is my plan, I'll know in a few days if it works.  BTW I am told WB lacquer is easy to burn through if you have no previous experience. 

Offline Segovia

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Re: Rotex 125 - Polish/finish accessories advice
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 12:37 AM »
Seemed to work OK for me, I still have many unanswered questions though.