I want to clarify my use of string/dental floss. The grit I purchase
is in many grades from 3000 to 25,000 through the wood working place
Next rock polishing sites also carry abrasives some of which are
diamond as fine as 50,000. I do not buy the pre charged string for a
very big reason. I’m to damn cheap. There is so much waste of the pre
charged strings. Where you hold it is pure waste. I charge a central
area of the strings I use and that with a nice paste that I can dip
back into if I need to. I control how much is used, and where it is
placed so there is no extra waste.
The tooth picks I use, I chew for a reason. It opens it up a little
bit so the grit can easier be embedded. It also adds just enough
moisture for the grit to adhere better as well. If you have really
fine crevices or creases on your metal that are hard to polish, just
use the tooth pick to get into those tight spaces. It is versatile
enough to use point on or on it’s side
Floss is not created equal from one type to the next. I look for
ones that are more like the old string version. Yet some of them have
enough embedded grit of their own you don’t have to use anything
My over riding reason for these methods again is because I’m cheap.
Takes less materials, and a little powdered grit goes a very long
way. Also I wait for sales.
Aggie the cheapskate