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  • another polishing stainless trim question?

    HI,
    I recently bought some new S/S trim. Its finish, although good wasn't great. I decided to try and make it perfect. I began by using a new 6-inch loose sewn cotton wheel and green S/S compound. My buffer is 3/4 hp and 3470rpm. This seems to have clouded the piece with very light scratches? What am I doing wrong? How much pressure should I use? Is this the wrong wheel? Compound? The piece was already mirror just not perfect. Now it is worse.

    Thanks?

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    Re: another polishing stainless trim question?

    First, I always wash new polishing wheels and cloths thoroughly before I use them. Textile mills are not clean places.

    A green stainless compound can be just about anything. Compounds are not universally color coded, although the hardware store stuff is usually color consistent. (Nothing wrong with hardware store stuff.) What you used may be too coarse for the final finish. Try that white hardware store stuff on a clean wheel and see if that will cut the haziness.

    Richard

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