I use a Klindex levighator which is like the Lavina. It really cuts down on time spent honing concrete and terrazzo. At the low grit-say 50 metal, I go up and.back twice (sort of like a lawn mower) and up and.back once above that grit generally. One pass on a 10 foot long section takes between 30 seconds and a minute depending upon roughness At 1500 I use the monkey pad on a burnisher.
On Saturday, June 2, 2012, Jason Francis <firstname.lastname@example.org> 1001 Sterigie Street
> I have a Lavina planetary that gets up to 1400 rpm. I have some 1500 grit diamond impregnated pads from SCC. Think this would work? Ill try it on Monday.
> Stu, I am with you about mock ups. The original samples(done with a variable) I did the customer liked the look of crystallizer. After seeing large sample done with a big machine, the powder polish looks much better, with an even finish. I am not crazy about crystallizer anyhow.
> Its funny how again and again each floor is different. There have been epoxy floors I have done where the matrix doesn't shine like the marble....This one was the opposite but polishing evened it out.
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM, stuart rosen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Sorry Jason
> Hope I didn't screw you up to bad-I neglected to mention(as John Stated) to be careful crystallizing on the whites. We always test first(in anything we do) what the results will be.If you do begin to blacken the floor a little 5x will fix it right up.We also run our 3000 pad dry on the klindex machine but in the future I will use Fred's idea of the burnisher. We do a large building where the white epoxy terrazzo and the crystallizer get along. I have done other floors where they havent but it hasnt been white floors only. Sometimes crystallizer just doesnt work well-maybe it is due to moisture or other factors. It never really mattered as we allways find a way to get the job completed and move onto the next job.
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 3:14 PM, john jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> i just polished an epoxy terrazzo countertop today with incredible results. i went to 400 with the diamonds, wet. then 800 and 1500 dry with the vortex pads (like monkey and twister pads) at very high rpm with a hand polisher..looked incredible..this had glass and mirror chips with black matrix..the high speed really brought the color out..
> From: Jason Francis <email@example.com>
> To: Restoration and Maintenance <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 2:50 PM
> Subject: RE: [sccpartners] Epoxy Terrazzo
> That's worth a try. A 1500 grit monkey? I brought resins to 800. Will it shine marble and epoxy evenly? As is the epoxy has much more reflection than the marble.
> Crystallizer tends to darken the white floor, and sort of makes it look dirty, mostly because the stones pop.
> Powder polish looked incredible, and gave the floor an even shine. It is just alot of work.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 1, 2012, at 11:05 AM, Fred Hueston <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have a trick for expoxy terrazzo that will pop and unbelieve shine without the use of powders or crystallizer. If you can get hold a high speed burnisher simple use a monkey pad or any of those type pads and the shine will pop. You can rent a burnisher if you dont have one
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 2:36 AM, John Freitag <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We have light colored epoxy and cement based terrazzo in our training center and we can get a great shine and finish after 400 diamonds and if we want some additional shine then lightly and I mean lightly crystallize the floor.
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