Modifying Acrylic Stem buttons

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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.

 

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)