Author Topic: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion  (Read 51989 times)

Offline Maryak

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #120 on: May 25, 2013, 11:59:59 PM »
On the ships I worked we always had several grades of Clover Brand lapping paste. The usual jobs ranged from lapping globe valves made of steel or brass to flat lapping air compressor valves on a flat plate.
Dan

Yep, good old Clover but you forgot Brasso and Bon Ami/Vim and toothpaste ;D

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Offline ScroungerLee

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #121 on: May 26, 2013, 05:00:22 PM »
Also Soft Scrub cleaner which is a very fine abrasive.  I wonder if it breaks down?

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Re: Lapping (and honing) - some techniques for discussion
« Reply #122 on: June 15, 2017, 10:38:52 PM »
Yes, I know it's four years down the line from the last post, but I just wanted to thank Ramon for describing in detail his lapping/honing device. 

I have just made one, to suit a cylinder of 0.7875" bore, and it worked a treat, I could not believe how well it performed, went from a finish that compared with a ploughed field to a nicely hatched and very smooth cylinder bore - delighted, using just 'coarse' and 'fine' grinding paste (as used by motor mechanics everywhere) and finished with cutting oil and then finally 'Brasso'.  Cannot (at the moment) see any reason to try anything else.........

Chris
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