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Modifying Acrylic Stem buttons

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  1. paulie66scandinavian

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    Briefly, I have this one Castello stem which is otherwise Ok but the button part is a bit high for my liking,now can I file&sand it down similarly to those from ebonite, finishing the job using solid white diamond and carnauba on a wheel.
    Thanks for the pieces of added info.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 5 days ago #
  2. smokeyweb

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    Yep. You sure can!

    Posted 5 days ago #
  3. ssjones

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    The carnuba on the wheel won't have much effect on acrylic stem (well, it will get it waxy...).
    You might instead use some White Diamond rouge (or similar). A high grade wet paper will probably also yield the surface finish you desire. (2000 or 3000 grit)

    Al

    Posted 5 days ago #
  4. paulie66scandinavian

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    Thanks Al and SmokeyWeb, Yes, it'll take some time & patience to achieve flawless results ..

    Posted 5 days ago #

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