Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

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Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Post by Packard Fan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:38 pm

Curious if others have ever tried used a Dremel tool to polish/buff the finish on their Diecast models,obviously your using a low speed setting, just curious if this is a viable alternative to hand polishing....

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Re: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Post by StratosWRC » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:41 pm

Yes, try at 5000 rpm with polishing compound and a cotton polishing pad. Wrap the - what's it called - the thingy that holds the attachment in place - in tape so that if it accidentally touches the paint it doesn't scuff it. I just keep looking for good quality attachments that won't have cotton flying all over the place and so far have had no luck on Amazon.

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Re: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Post by Packard Fan » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:49 pm

Yeh,agree as to the quality of attachments on Amazon, I’m thinking actual Dremel attachments would hopefully be of a higher quality..

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Re: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:31 pm

Packard Fan wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Yeh,agree as to the quality of attachments on Amazon, I’m thinking actual Dremel attachments would hopefully be of a higher quality..
They are, far better IMHO.

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Re: Polishing paint using a low speed Dremel

Post by Marcel171281 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:55 pm

Don't forget to mask sharp edges. It doesn't take a lot of force and polishing to go through the paint on those points as the paint is thinner and it's easier to put too much pressure on it.

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