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    Finished this up tonight - first try with acrylic! I used micro-mesh wet sanding and then a carnuba wax for the final polish. I don't take very good pictures - it looks better than this in person. Whole garage/shop smells like a nail salon!

    Adam





    One with flash and one without.

    This one is after washing the badger hair and letting it bloom a bit.



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    nice job ! Harrywally told me about this plastic polish that he uses that works well too. Look forward to seeing more from you.
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    Very nice colors. Well done.
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    Very nice, great job.
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    Very Nice, Job well Done, TY

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    Pretty awesome looking for your first try with acrylic.
    Great coloring and sparkle.
    Congratulations and enjoy!

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    Cool shape, and really nice material colour. Well done sir.
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    Thanks everyone - this one is for my middle son, he likes things a little more modern - hence the wild colors.

    Adam

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    Adam, a little advise that may help you! I found when sanding with the wet dry to use a little liquid chrome polish on the sand paper to wet it. By now you probably have figured out that when you are sanding at a high rate of speed the acrylic will get hot in a spot and wad up. Especially in the hard to get to areas like corners or edges of radius's. Mothers makes it and it comes in a tall bottle and is very fluid. Just an FYI that I found that works well. By the way job well done!

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    Excellent color combination. Looks very purty to me, and I am no spring chicken. Great job on your first acrylic brush, sir!
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