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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2005, 10:17:32 PM »
I showed my friend those nice pics and now he plans to do the same to his luke rotj, but we're both afraid of screwing it up somehow...
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2005, 02:56:59 AM »
simply AMAZING, that's the hilt I dreamed on!
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2006, 05:09:21 PM »
wow thats really really sweet.....is it more movie accurate with a polished finish?

nicely done- may need to do this to mine....

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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2006, 10:36:06 AM »
Not really more movie accurate.  Looks awesome though. ;D
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2006, 10:42:51 AM »
Would look fantastic with one of Yoda's new Luke ROTJ copper foil kits. ;)

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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2006, 02:43:41 PM »
I've been working on this all day, and I'll say its easy to do.  It just takes lots of sanding and polishing.  Todd was right when he said about ten hours.  Materials are pretty cheap to do this.  I spend about $5 on polish and about $6 on the sandpaper.  I'll probably have to go get more sandpaper.  Looking good so far. ;D
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2006, 03:55:17 AM »
I think my next FX is probably going to be the Luke ROTJ, and I have plenty of polishing experience from my days of customising motorcycles.
I don't think I will be able to resist polishing the hilt.
It really makes the saber look the part, IMO.
Who cares if the neck is too fat when it's all shiny.

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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2006, 08:18:19 PM »
Would look fantastic with one of Yoda's new Luke ROTJ copper foil kits. ;)

Yes it would  :) very shiny 8)


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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2006, 01:48:57 PM »
I've been working on this all day, and I'll say its easy to do.  It just takes lots of sanding and polishing.  Todd was right when he said about ten hours.  Materials are pretty cheap to do this.  I spend about $5 on polish and about $6 on the sandpaper.  I'll probably have to go get more sandpaper.  Looking good so far. ;D

Wow.  I've seen a few pics of your saber while searching the board today, and you have done very well yourself!  I got a little lazy on the emitter ring, but your pic makes me want to go back for some touch up work.  So who will be the first to polish the entire hilt?   :D
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2006, 08:35:38 AM »
A hilt that is brightly gleaming all over would look so cool, IMO.
I really enjoy polishing too. It's really slow, relaxing work, and something you can do whilst watching the TV, or listening to music.
It makes the hours pass so quickly.

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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2006, 11:46:45 PM »
Any ideas on where to find or order 1500 and 2000 grit sandpaper?  Hardware stores seem to only go to 600 or so.  Would hobby or craft stores work, or is it best to do an online special order at a particular place?

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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2006, 12:13:32 PM »
Walmart or an auto part store typically those grits.  Haven't tried a paint store, but I be surprised if you couldn't find it there too.
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2006, 05:23:02 PM »
I have a Luke ROTJ the EL blade version. I'm just not satisfied with the original lackluster hilt. Can I polish it or is the hilt different than the LED version? Has anyone polished a 2003 Luke? Would polishing an original EL Luke decrease its value at all?  Thanks for any info!
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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2006, 12:03:21 AM »
Well the "value" of the original Lukes from 2002 has been decreasing so
I wouldn't worry about that aspect if you display it any way.
It is the same hilt and looks better polished.

However if your keeping it boxed and saving it for value alone then don't touch
it, but as I said... the Value isn't what it was because it has been followed by the
improved LED blade model.

Infact Anakin AOTC Sabers used to be very valued and now they barely bring $100
no to mention the enormous size of the hilt compared to an actual Anakin AOTC.

Perhaps Box up the Original Luke and get a new one to polish ;)


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Re: How To Polish Your Luke FX
« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2006, 10:09:23 PM »
Thanks Yoda. I'm going to do as you said and polishup a new led Luke instead. I saw a Luke for sale in this forum and I bought it.  I'm just waiting to have it shipped. Can't wait to be blinded by that Luke 'cause I like the EL and all but it's just not bright enough to dual weild with my Anakin ROTS. Thanks!