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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by racketboy Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:21 pm

Awesome! Thanks so much!

I took multiple pictures, but I wish I took more at exactly same angle and lighting.

But as I'm hanging out at my parents house, I kept picking it back up to admire the improvement. It's a nice feeling.

But I will plan on documenting my experience along with other recommendations for the blog so I can pass on the knowledge.

My Sega CD should be due in next week so it will be nice to see the condition in person.

While we're on the subject on Magic Erasers, is there any consoles or materials I shouldn't use it on?
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by CRTGAMER Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:40 pm

racketboy wrote:While we're on the subject on Magic Erasers, is there any consoles or materials I shouldn't use it on?

Think of Magic eraser as a very fine sandpaper sponge, avoid painted surfaces and logos. Also a concern of wiping out a gloss finish or plastic that has a different color casting at the surface vs white plastic underneath.
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by racketboy Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:43 pm

Perfect. Thank you
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by samsonlonghair Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:22 am

Hey, I saw your Sega CD on that instantaneous telegram service the youngsters are always raving about.

Looks fantastic, racket!
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by racketboy Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:57 am

samsonlonghair wrote:Hey, I saw your Sega CD on that instantaneous telegram service the youngsters are always raving about.

Looks fantastic, racket!


Thank you!
For those interested, here's the set of pictures (swipe to see all)
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Yeah I asked about polishing before I decided which model to buy on eBay. This one ended up being in better condition than I expected. There's a few minor marks on it, but fairly pristine. I'm tempted to try to work on the imperfections, but I'm afraid I'd wear down the pristine parts in the process..... thoughts?
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by IrishNinja Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:40 pm

late here, but that 32X polish job turned out fantastic, good work man! im gonna check my setup at home, i think the biggest problem i have is dust from the cats.
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Re: Polishing Front End of Sega CD Model 1

by harper Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:25 pm

CRTGAMER wrote:
racketboy wrote:While we're on the subject on Magic Erasers, is there any consoles or materials I shouldn't use it on?

Think of Magic eraser as a very fine sandpaper sponge, avoid painted surfaces and logos. Also a concern of wiping out a gloss finish or plastic that has a different color casting at the surface vs white plastic underneath.

Yeah they are super abrasive. Also be careful with textured surfaces (stuff like NES-N64 cartridges).
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