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Old 09-22-2021, 12:17 PM
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There are substantial differences in price for cerium based on quality. A decent cerium will run you about $36.00 a lb or more. That's down a bit from two years back. High quality used as a PMD photo mask will likely cost more.

Cheap ceriums like lensmax will indeed cost you less but they also don't really polish well at all. They are made for polishing machines as a slurry. What you are polishing matters as well. Dave Hilty in Michigan bought a 5KG bag of the Bamboo brand I brought back from China. I don't know if he used it all but is no longer making glass. That stuff is the best cerium I've ever used.
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