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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2019 22:23    Post subject: Quartz polishing. tips please!!  

Hi, just recently got into lapidary. and i have been experiencing issue on quartz polishing. I want to polish raw quartz to showroom shine, like the ones you can purchase from a store. my question is if i have missed a step in order to get to showroom shine? below are steps on how i have been polishing. hope someone here is able to point me into right direction.THX!!

first i use diamond 60 grit to shape and polish out unwanted rough parts. then i use diamond grit 100, then 200, then 600. i often finish up with 1200 or 3000 for final polishing. after that i also use cerium oxide and run quartz on leather pad to give it final touch. then at the end rinse off with water and soup.
here is the problem, quartz does not come out as shiny as were purchased in store, in fact, once quartz dries it does not reflect or shine like mirror. but when i wet it with water, it is crystal shine, am i missing any steps? any help would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2019 22:35    Post subject: Re: Quartz polishing. tips please!!  

With your recent polished skulls postings, it was specifically mentioned that this website is NOT about lapidary arts. You may not get much help so I suggest going onto other lapidary focused websites.
Just a heads up as this thread, like your others, may be locked.........BOB
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PostPosted: Feb 13, 2019 22:55    Post subject: Re: Quartz polishing. tips please!!  

thanks for the headsup. i will try to delete, again i dont mean to violate rules here. thanks
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PostPosted: Feb 14, 2019 01:27    Post subject: Re: Quartz polishing. tips please!!  

We like our minerals natural here.
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