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cliffsearch

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Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined?
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:18:25 PM »
Hi there, ripped a tiny chunk out of my tin polishing lap. Can it be machined back to it's original ultra smooth condition again? If so, any idea of what re machining would cost (ball park)? Thanks Cliff :(

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Re: Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 03:59:02 PM »
Yes they can.  Sorry no idea of costs.
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Re: Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 04:58:32 PM »
try wet and dry sand paper coarse on a piece of flat glass,scrub lap well with soap.

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Re: Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 05:50:02 PM »
If it's only "a tiny chunk" I wouldn't worry about it. But that's all about definition.


About, ball park $25 - $30 plus freight. Where are you located?

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Re: Can a tin polishing lap be re-machined?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 09:41:39 PM »
Hi there, ripped a tiny chunk out of my tin polishing lap. Can it be machined back to it's original ultra smooth condition again? If so, any idea of what re machining would cost (ball park)? Thanks Cliff :(
If it's not too bad knurl it, load it, push it flat with synthetic sapphire and repeat  a few times.  If you don't currently knurl it, worth doing imo. Though some might not agree :)

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