[Orchid] Rouge / Zam?
I use steel shot to polish,(could not afford stainless when I bought it, but it has held up for 3 years already) . However, because of the size of the 'heart' in the back, I am getting the long striaght shot pieces stuck in my dome. So, how can I keep that from occurring without having to make the 'heart' size no longer look complimentary to the piece? Do I need to purchase different shot that won't fall in?
Since you aren’t using stainless steel, try coaxing the shot out
with a strong magnet. When I switched to stainless steel the magnet
trick wouldn’t work. I have almost always had good luck putting the
piece in the ultrasonic cleaner, hole side down. Even tightly stuck
shot falls out within minutes. The hardest ones to remove are the
pin-shaped pieces stuck in a bead. When I switched to stainless I
didn’t get any of that shape-- as I understand it, they are mostly
useful for castings with intricate detail.