Using this dremel knockoff with not-so-stable speed control is Not A Great Idea for polishing scratches out of the glass of your Swatch.

Sure, I got the offending scratches out but in the process I added a new ugly scrape near the rim: even with the smallest polishing wheel/cylinder the damn non-dremel spins pretty fast, and the Swatch face is not glass but polycarbonate - quite sensitive to pressure and heat - and it seems I pushed down just a little bit too hard or long. GRRRRR.

The original scratch removal took less than 5 minutes, messing things up I accomplished in just 1 sec, and the cursing and subsequent repair cost me a good 25 minutes.

Next time I'll do this with a backing plate and polising pad on my normal drill.

[ published on Tue 08.02.2011 20:31 | filed in brainfarts | ]
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