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    Default Crocus Cloth....6000 grit???

    Hello all!

    First off...HAPPY NEW YEAR...ALMOST!

    So my quest for 6000 grit Crocus cloth is becoming a bit tiring....does anyone know where I may purchase some?

    Thank-you,
    Shogun

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Shogun)

    Six THOUSAND? Thousand? 'ell; Use newspaper!

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Shogun)

    I find crocus cloth at the hardware store. It never has a grit number associated with it, just "fine" marked on the back.

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Scottie-TX)

    Crocus cloth is, in most cases, iron oxide abrasive and about 1200 grit. I don't know about it being available in 6000. If you need something that fine, you might have to try 'Micro-Mesh', a silicon carbide, cloth backed, wet and dry material in sheets. Other super fine abrasives are available from Rio Grande (jewelry supplies).

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Jeff Salmon)

    Jes' curious (obviously): What're ya gonna do with this six THOUSAND?

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Shogun)

    I just looked in the workshop as I knew I had bought some Crocus grade paper from Meadows & Passmore its part number is 0402 000115 and it says it is 2000 grit it also states it is from 3m 401Q imperial wetordry(sic) 2000, It feels soft to the touch I can not imagine needing finer paper.
    Steve

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: AJSBSA)

    Try this place.

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: bangster)

    3m Corporation is leading maker of crocus cloth, google as they list the locations that sell their products State by State . fyi Crocu has been around for years and years it the ultimate in emory polishing Used in lotsa applications where a high degree of final finishing, polishing is needed or desired, Jewlery making, surgical instruments gunsmithing etc. I thought everyone knew what crocus cloth was . Silly me! ...hoo-boy

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: bangster)

    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    Try this place.

    bangster
    Here's one more: http://www.ottofrei.com/store/product.php?productid=4018

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Thyme)

    I bought mine on ebay. 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000 grit. It's called cushioned abrasive, Micromesh , micro surface finishing.... They were 6" x 3" sheets. One of each, 4 sheets total was around $15-18 or so, if memory serves me right.

    I just looked on ebay and can't seem to find it.

    It looks like it came from here...

    http://www.micro-surface.com/

    Ralph

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Ralph)

    Lee Valley sells a similar product, i like it for polishing clock pivots.
    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...04&cat=1,43072
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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Kevin W.)

    The use for crocus cloth, or other 6000 grit paper we're talking about here is pivot polishing, right? Are there other uses in clock repair? When the cloth is purchased in sheets what do you mount it on and how do you make it stick to whatever that is?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: JST)

    I mount mine on popsicle sticks and the stuff from LV has adeshive on the back of it.
    I use it only for pivots.
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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Kevin W.)

    Why do you need a paper that is so fine. I can generally get a mirror-like polish with 2000 grit (available in the automotive section), followed by rouge or Brasso as a polish.

    Failing this, I'm (fairly) sure you can get it from specialized clock parts dealers such as H & W Perrin in Toronto.

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    Default Re: Crocus Cloth....6000 grit??? (RE: Scottie-TX)

    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie-TX View Post
    Jes' curious (obviously): What're ya gonna do with this six THOUSAND?
    (I know Scottie has a sense of humor... and he has the power of censure here. )

    (Ahem.) Here goes nothin'...

    Sooper-Dooper toilet paper!!!

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