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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
    I must ask, what is "car-booting" ?
    Originally it was a low key social function held in a field or pub car park on a Sunday norning whereby people would turn out their lofts, sheds and garages and load all their crap into the boot of a car, drive to the field and sell their crap straight out of the boot. Those with more crap to off-load began using small camping tables and ridiculously flimsy decorating tables upon which to display said crap. The excitement of finding a real gem for peanuts keeps them interesting. Some folks have now adopted it as a viable means of making a living and have expanded by buying TWO pasting tables and plenty of cheap crap to fill them with such as endless quantities of godawful chinese handtools thereby somewhat corrupting the original informal spirit of these events.

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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Polywatch is an abbrasive, just like car polish. It will, just as Brasso, remove material.
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by ConElPueblo View Post
    Polywatch is an abbrasive, just like car polish. It will, just as Brasso, remove material.
    Yes but only the dirty outer surface so it will clean the crystal then melt in the scratches. with Brasso you will remove much more of the crystal.
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Yes but only the dirty outer surface so it will clean the crystal then melt in the scratches. with Brasso you will remove much more of the crystal.
    So the correct usage of Polywatch is a form of 'flame' polishing using flameless, friction generated heat rather than a process of removal! I did not realise that.

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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Yes but only the dirty outer surface so it will clean the crystal then melt in the scratches. with Brasso you will remove much more of the crystal.
    I've heard the same said of brasso when used to polish gold. I suspect both are a myth.
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    I've heard the same said of brasso when used to polish gold. I suspect both are a myth.
    I can only say that when you use tiny amounts of Polywatch you can see that the Pec pad gets a yellowy brown coloring and the crystal turns crystal clear so it works and that is enough for me.

    In the beginning I had problems with specks of dirt trapped in the plastic and no amount of further polishing would remove them so I can only surmise that when you get a very fine surface the adhesive effect stops or has a minimal effect. So it will only remove the surface when it's rough with a film of dirt.

    The reason I believe specks were still inside the crystal is that they where embedded and the adhesive properties couldn't remove larger particles and they where incased in the plastic as it melted with the friction.
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Or getting hit in the rear by a car...
    Are you sure? It could be hitting a car in the rear......


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    So much learning on this thread. That should keep the mods happy......
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Well going round booting cars in the rear could be fun so yes that sounds plausible.

    Yeah it's turning into discovery channel but then it was a nice discovery made to begin with.
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    Re: car-boot nirvana

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    ...and they where incased in the plastic as it melted with the friction.
    If Polywatch really melted the plastic, the heat would ignite the pad before that. Or, at the very least, burn your fingers. I looked at the Polywatch website and I see that the "melting plastic" is a part of the official sales pitch, but I do not buy that for a second.

    Good to hear that it works, though. I have recently purchased my first watch with a plastic crystal, and I look forward to giving it a go :)
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