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    flame polishing

    Hi,

    I know when you quickly go along the edge's
    of acrylic with a flame it becomes nice polished.

    but when I do that with a normal "camping-gas" burner
    a lot of dirt and coal comes with it.

    Does anybody know how to make a small torch with a clean flame
    to do this kind of things ?

    How do the professional machines work ?
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    Re: flame polishing

    one of the small soldering burners that use propane?

    i usually buff with a linishing wheel and the cake of soap looking buffing stuff.
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    Re: flame polishing

    Hi guys, I have been doing a fair bit of acrylic polishing lately mainly 10mm thick clear. I draw file the edges and then scrape then with a sharp flat blade from a Stanley trimmer, sand with 400 wet and dry followed by steel wool and car polish. This works really well although a little laborious, a small butane flame improves the finish but can also easily do damage so don't get the acrylic too hot!

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