- May 27, 2010
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Hi Gus,Gus said:Using the engraving setting of the laser, would it be possible to skim a surface of plastic? To remove scratches ect.
If you would ever consider cutting some parts for your fellow modders. Drop me a mail, future plans I have could really use it, to make a much cleaner mod.
Not allowed to look for business through this forum I'm afraid.
On the question of skimming plastics a laser is a bit too brutal for that. It will cut a clean edge and it can be used to engrave, but it's not really for polishing.
Polishing - can get great results on plastics using very fine grade wet and dry to remove the deepest scratches and then following up with silver polish (Brasso to you and me!). It can be very depressing using wet and dry paper to start with as you begin to think you have made a terrible mistake, but with patience and moving through the grades and then on to Brasso you can get an incredible result from what often started as a terrible job.
Sometimes though a piece is just too much effort to restore and in those cases I would then say find someone who can cut you a new piece!
I am shortly going to be looking at the properties of leather and cutting and engraving that. I just hope my workshop doesn't end up smelling of dead cow.......