Polishing Compounds for Gunpla
Polishing compounds are an essential tool for those who aim to achieve a professional, high-gloss finish on their projects.
These compounds are specially formulated abrasive pastes or liquids designed to remove minor imperfections, such as scratches, scuffs, and oxidation from a model's surface. They also help to enhance the overall shine and appearance of painted or unpainted surfaces.
Types of Polishing Compounds
There are several types of polishing compounds available on the market, each with its unique formulation and intended use. The most common types include:
- Rubbing compounds: These are coarse abrasives used for removing heavy imperfections and oxidation from a model's surface. Rubbing compounds are ideal for prepping surfaces before applying finer polishing compounds.
- Polishing compounds: These are medium to fine abrasives used to refine surfaces after using rubbing compounds. Polishing compounds help to eliminate minor scratches and imperfections, resulting in a smooth and even finish.
- Finishing compounds: These are ultra-fine abrasives used for achieving a high-gloss, mirror-like finish on a model's surface. Finishing compounds are typically the last step in the polishing process.
When to use Polishing compounds
Polishing compounds can be used on various surfaces and materials commonly found in hobby kits, such as plastic, resin, metal, and even clear parts like canopies and windows. They are ideal for:
- Removing mold lines and imperfections from plastic and resin parts
- Smoothing out rough surfaces on metal parts and photo-etched details
- Enhancing the clarity of clear parts by removing scratches and scuffs
- Refining and perfecting painted surfaces for a high-gloss finish
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