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The Secret to the Shine

Updated: Sep 1, 2022

When it comes to getting that high polish finish on a piece of jewellery, the secret is all in the prep work.

Never under estimate the power of sanding. It's really important to work through every grade starting with 240 grit and working your way up to 1200 - 1500 grit.

What type of paper?

We use wet & dry type sandpaper. The grit is silicone carbide and the adhesive makes it water proof, which makes it quite durable. This is also used in the auto

motive industry for panel and paint work. When the sandpaper is dry is when it takes off the most material, it can be used wet in the polishing process as the water works a lubricant, however this is not necessary.

How do you use it?

Sandpaper can be used as-is, and it's great for getting into all the nooks and crannies. We recommend cutting or tearing the sandpaper up into small pieces, and folding it over a couple of times. Folding it makes the paper a little more sturdy, so you get a better "sanding" action, also you can fold or roll it into the shape you need for getting into tight spots.