PaiBoat NW1 is a coarse, fast-cutting polishing compound developed specifically for tough plastics such as epoxy resin. This advanced polishing compound can transform a satin 1200 grit finished surface to a high level of gloss in just a few minutes using a power polisher. For smaller areas, the compound can also be hand polished to a gloss finish.
NW1 is highly recommended for use with all GlassCast resins and is ideal for finishing jewellery, table-tops, counters, river tables and many more projects that have been flatted to around a 1200 grit with abrasive paper.
NW1 is perfect for polishing clear or coloured GlassCast epoxy resin projects and can be used when finishing a new piece, repairing damage or restoring gloss to an old countertop, bartop or floor that has become scratched over time.
- Polishing the resin on river tables
- Polishing jewellery such as ‘secret’ wood pieces
- Polishing edges that have been flatted on artwork
- Re-polishing tabletops, bartops and counter tops that have become scratched or been repaired.
NW1 Super Cutting Compound Advantages
- Designed for hard plastics – much faster cutting than general compounds like ‘T-Cut’
- Self lubricating – reduces heat build-up
- ‘Diminishing’ action means the paste goes from coarse to fine as you polish
- Pigment free formulation reduces the risk of marking surround wood/materials
How to Use
Before attempting to polish your cured GlassCast epoxy resin, it should have been properly flatted and sanded to a smooth 1200 grit finish using abrasive papers. It is very important that this flatting is done properly, working from coarse through to very fine papers without skipping any grits.
Once the surface is ready to polish, apply a liberal amount of the NW1 Super Cutting Compound using a clean cloth or wipe. A power polisher will yield the best results in the shortest possible time but it is also possible to polish epoxy resin using NW1 by hand.
If using a power-polisher, it is suggested to use a hard or medium hard (orange) polishing pad to match the NW1’s coarse cutting action. When polishing, be careful to keep the pad moving so as to avoid building up too much heat in the resin. Add more compound as necessary.
You will find that the compound goes from a coarse cutting action to a finer polishing action as the compound itself breaks down. This means that you would normally want to finish off the final passes using compound that has been on the pad for some time, rather than new compound.
Finishing To an Even Higher Gloss
In some situations, you may be looking for an even higher level of gloss than the coarse NW1 compound can provide. If this is the case then NW1 can be followed by TOPFINISH2 Ultra Gloss Polishing Compound to achieve mirror-finish levels of gloss.
Hazard Statement – PaiBoat NW1
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.
EUH066 Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking.