I cut three pieces of 6mm glass about 5" x 7" and ground them against each other in turns for about 4-5 hours total, working my way from #220 down to #800. The original glass piece was very old and had some minor scratches. The three pieces came out well enough with nice smooth surfaces. A very tiny pits here and there, but nothing I'mn going to fret.
I started using some rouge for polishing with a pitch lap (also a 6mm piece of glass for a base). It's my first time polishing anything.
The rouge leaves a general reddish hue on the glass that doesn't wash off. Is this normal? I've done about 10 minutes of polishing one of the three pieces and stopped.
I'm using rouge simply because it's all I have available currently.
Any experience on the matter?
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8O Home-made 10” Dob / Home-made 4” refractor
EPs: Konig 32mm (1.25") / Zhumell WF 30mm (2") / Nagler 13mm T1 / Orion Sirius Plossls 25 & 10mm / Zhumell Plossl 9 mm / Meade MA 9mm