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Posted by Mark Evans on February 2, 2001 18:03:09 UTC

Has anyone ever tried using titanium oxide (ie latex paint) for polishing a mirror? TiO2 has a hardness of 6.5 on the Mohr scale, red rouge about 7.... I read that the TiO2 in paint is about .3 mirons in particle size. The main problem may be particle size distribution (scratching). Other stuff in paint is clay, water, latex; nothing I see that is too harmful.

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