Where can I buy cerium oxide glass polishing powder?

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Hello, Can someone tell me where I can buy cerium oxide glass
polishing powder? I prefer to buy it from a distributor. Thanks.

Mike

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Somermaca or CR Laurance



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I will try them.

Does anyone know any other distributors? Thanks a lot.

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They are by far the biggest.  Make life easy, use them.  Both are on the
internet (www.somaca.com  www.crlaurence.com ) I see that the later has sort
of blocked access, you can search but not price - just put cerium oxide in
the little search box at top.   You can get an account number just by
asking, say you want to pay with a credit card.

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Mike Firth
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Can someone recommend one other glass polishing distributor?
Can someone recommend just one or two other smaller distributors?

Sommca sells 4 polishing compounds: Lite, Bright, Premier, and Glass
Polishing. I couldn't figure out the differences and their respective
applications. Thanks for your help.

Mike


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What are you doing with it?
Are you a beveler that has never bought any?  That would help.

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Yes. You are correct. We also do polishing.

C.R.Laurence has just one type of Cerium Oxide, that makes it easy to
choose from, but they are very expensive.

Thanks for your help.

Mike



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a lot.

OK, well, I may not be of much help here and I will explain why.

I bought a 5 gal pail from CRLaurance a few years ago, like over 5 years
ago.  Still using the same pail, and it is just now getting near the bottom.
I may buy more in March or April, I bevel often, nearly daily.

A word of advise to save your polishing time, (time=$), buy the best you can
afford.  Good Cerium will save you time on the polisher.  If this is a hand
operation, you will see the difference in inches produced, if it is for
"them new fangled high speed EYE-talian machines, you sill still see it in
inches produced.  If it is a matter of not needing a big pail, I'll split
one with you, where are you located?  Maybe better send a note off the group
from here out, the above holds true for anyone thinking of beveling.

Let me know where you are located.

Incidentally, I know of NO small distributors of the stuff, if they are out
there, they aren't advertising it.



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I use LENSMAX A./Optical Manufacturers, Downer Grove, IL.
Order # 1-800-323-7157.
Best stuff I have used to date. Not cheap.
Ask if they will send you a sample. Usally a baggie full. You will
like it I am sure.
Dennis Swan, Artglass Beveling, Muncie, Indiana

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How would you differentiate between Lensmax's properties and those of CRL's
cerium oxide?  What is the difference in how they work?  Is the Lensmax
orange in color, too?  What do you pay for it?



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It is orange in color. I do not get into the make up of products, I
just requested samples from different places and this stuff works the
best for me,
I can not find an invoice but I belive it is about 200 a bucket. I use
this in hand beveling and just add water till it is all mixed, I have
never worried about Ph ect. I go through about a bucket a year and
order two at a time. that is why I belive I paid a little over 400
with shipping two years ago. In fact I will be ordering in the next
month or so.
Dennis

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CRL's

From the description and price, It sounds similar to CRL Rare Earth, 44lb
pail, about the same, maybe a little more.

The thing is, with all these products, we will all have favorite suppliers
of key ingredients, while Dennis prefers one brand and I another and someone
else likes what they use.  All good stuff, but the original post was for
smaller quantities, from a smaller distributor.  Does Lensmax come in
smaller containers than the $200 pail?

Because I don't buy it that way, and it doesn't sound like Dennis does
either, does anyone else?
May be stuck with buying more to save from buying it more often and save the
money on the larger purchase. Bet the small container is more money per lb.




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Rio Grande has cerium oxide in 1 lb. lots for 9.95.  Kingly north has it in
1 lb. 8.95, 5 lb. 35.95, and 30 lb. 184.00    m


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Somaca Rare Earth 44lb $228.17
CRL   44# $222.99



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Rio Grande has cerium oxide in 1 lb. lots for 9.95.  Kingsley North has it
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1 lb. 8.95, 5 lb. 35.95, and 30 lb. 184.00    m
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You can get cerium from Glastar.   (direct)



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http://www.kingsleynorth.com/polishingcompounds.html
I can't say how good they are. Order the 4oz size for $3.00 and give it a
try.

Chunk Kiesling



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http://www.granitecitytoolvt.com/home.html

Just call the number on the page. They sell it by the pound.
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Jack


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Mike,

Greetings from the future! Although the last posting to this thread
was in 2004 I thought I would share some of my own experiences
regarding polishing powder for hand beveled glass with other bevelers
who may have similar questions and will more then likely come across
this discussion when they do a search on this subject. In 1979 one of
the glass shops where I was working as a beveler, we used Rareox 90 on
a Somaca polishing machine with a 24" X 3" medium hard woolfelt ring
with good results. We got the polishing powder from Sommer & Maca.
After a short stint with this company I went on my own supplying
stained glass shops in the Salt Lake City area with custom beveled
glass. I used Rareox 90 for a couple of years thinking I was using
some really good polishing powder and compared to Rareox 45 it was.
One day I was speaking to a sales rep from Salem Distributing located
in North Carolina. He told me about Cerox 1670 and that it was
specifically made for hand polishing of beveled glass. I tried some
and couldn't believe the difference. It wasn't just a small
difference, it was like night and day. I've been using it ever since.
Over the years I've tried many different polishing powders but nothing
even comes close. Salem Distributing's Quest 90 also does a good job
and is much less expensive then Cerox 1670. Get samples from Salem and
see what you think.

Cheers, Timothy Trent
Beveled Glass Arts
http://www.beveledglassarts.com


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Are you still in the SLC area?

Jack

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