Well as stated in my last entry I had picked up a few small scratches during polishing,nothing that was visible without really looking and catching them in the right light.I had decided to carry on as they wouldn't affect the final finish but tonight after 15 mins of polishing I had ended up with half a dozen bigger scratches.I think I must have got some grit on the mirror when pressing the lap and not cleaned it off properly so to cut a long story short I didb15 mins with 600 alu oxide that didn't lessen the scratches so got rid of them with half an hour of 400 sic.Will do a bit more 400.tomorrow and get the 600 done again and hopefully be back on to polishing again by the end of Thursday.
One thing to ask-does polishing too dry or with too little ceo make scratches easier to get?
Gutted how much less shiny the blank is at 400 than after nearly 5 hours polishing.
Oh well its lucky I enjoy polishing!!