Pit Polish

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Pit Polish

Post by DavidB » February 10th, 2013, 3:45 pm

Hey guys....quick questions reagrding pit polish.
I was never taught to use polish, but was taught to use pit filler.
So I'm curious was the polish actually does. Once I use the filler and scrape, it's smooth. So what does the polish do that makes a difference?
Secondly, I've seen buffing wheels being used with the polish on various videos, but when I watch the videos on the Delta site, they are buffing by hand. So what's the difference if any between using a buffing wheel or with a cloth by hand?
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Re: Pit Polish

Post by Mr Bill » February 10th, 2013, 4:46 pm

If you want your repair to be even less visible and harder to find; use pit polish.
A thirty second shine with pit polish and a paper towel works great.
A five second shine with pit polish and a polishing wheel will achieve the same results.
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Re: Pit Polish

Post by Nomad » February 10th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Most of the time I use a polishing wheel on the end of a dremel. I find that it impresses the client, you have a tool for that that others don't have. Lots of techs don't even fill the pit, much less do any polishing, so this will make you look like a real professional. In reality I don't think it makes difference which way you do it, it will shine just fine either way. The choice is up to you.
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Re: Pit Polish

Post by candyman » February 11th, 2013, 4:00 am

I use the pit polish with my finger and a soft fiber rag the majority of the time. I also have a polishing wheel for my dremel that I use on certain repairs. I also will use a shop towel at times. I agree with the other post. It gives the blemish a better appearance, less noticeable
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Re: Pit Polish

Post by Glasseye » February 11th, 2013, 6:37 am

Pit polish,as well as giving that final professional finish to a repair is important to use in the wiper sweep area to reduce friction between the wiper blade and the surface ensuring the surface of the repair lasts longer.
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Re: Pit Polish

Post by t4k » February 11th, 2013, 6:40 am

It's the icing on the cake !

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Re: Pit Polish

Post by CHal » February 11th, 2013, 12:01 pm

Is there a brand of pit polish that anyone would recommend? The one I started out with (a hand-me-down from a retired glass technician) I can't find anywhere online? I was really happy with how it made the repair look more translucent and less opaque.

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Re: Pit Polish

Post by Ghostteck » February 11th, 2013, 12:34 pm

I agree with everyone the pit polish just creates a finished look and take away any fine scratches.

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Re: Pit Polish

Post by Mr Bill » February 11th, 2013, 1:48 pm

Nomad wrote: I find that it impresses the client, you have a tool for that that others don't have. Lots of techs don't even fill the pit, much less do any polishing, so this will make you look like a real professional.
Its part of the show.
Makes you look good.

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Re: Pit Polish

Post by puka pau » February 11th, 2013, 8:33 pm

That's right. It's part of the show. Which is one reason I don't fill long cracks with a Q-Tip.

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