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  • Rasper
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    Re: WHITE COMPOUND IS MAKING PART DULLER THAN THE BLACK HELP....

    When that happens to me I find that usually the problem is that I have not done a previous step thoroughly enough: either I haven't sanded with 600 enough, and/or I haven't cut with the emery enough. I think what happens is that the finer compound, (I prefer red rouge on aluminum than white; I can't seem to get white to work well), just knocks off the tops of the microscopic ridges left by the incomplete emery process which causes the reflected light to diffuse more. That's a guess. Who really knows what is happening down there on the polishing buff? But when I go back and really cut it down with the emery and then the tripoli, the red comes up like a nova star.

    The primary problem I have found with polishing, both with my own and with other people's, is an insufficient time spent on a previous process. You absolutely have to get out all of the scratches left by the previous abrasive before you move on to a finer sandpaper or compound. If you don't you get haze, a scratchy surface, or just a not so good shine.

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  • mpierich
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    If a piece looks good from the black, but the white makes it hazy, I'm not sure I understand why you wouldn't just stop with the black (or possibly try tripoli). There are no laws I know of saying what steps you have to take - it's what looks good to you or your customer that counts.

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  • tat2busa
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    Re: WHITE COMPOUND IS MAKING PART DULLER THAN THE BLACK HELP....

    Originally posted by 03BUSABOY View Post
    I AM POLISHING AN ALUMINUM SUZUKI HAYABUSA FRAME OF MINE. ITS LOOKING REALLY GOOD WITH THE BLACK COMPOUND ON A SPIRAL SEWN WHEEL. CASWELL TOLD ME TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE WHITE ON A CANTON FLANNEL OR LOOSE COTTON WHEEL AND JUST BE DONE WITH IT, WAX IT. WELL I WENT TO START POLISHING WITH THE WHITE ON THE WHEEL AND ITS MAKING IT DULLER THAN THE BLACK WAS. THE BLACK HAS MORE SHINE TO IT THEN THE WHITE. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME ASAP IF POSSIBLE. THANKS
    JAMES
    i did the same the black looked good but when i get to the white it looks hazy from the side i dont know what im doing wrong
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  • thesound
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    What device are you using to polish with? I've noticed that the black emery compound seems to work even at lower RPM's, but when you step up to the whites/reds/blues they seem a little more touchy about tool speed. If you're doing this with an electric drill, that may be the problem. White blizzard needs more RPM's to work its magic. (The hotter you can get the part from sheer friction, the better it seems to work.) Try increasing your RPM's with the white and see what happens.

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  • customandsound
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    well stop!!!!!

    you got a good shine with black / sprial.
    put a fresh buff on and try this works for me :

    sprial / black
    sprial / green
    then hit it with red /loose

    sisal tears the metal up

    i double stack all my buffs triple stack the loose

    then finsh it off with a good coat of carnuba wax

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  • WHITE COMPOUND IS MAKING PART DULLER THAN THE BLACK HELP....

    I AM POLISHING AN ALUMINUM SUZUKI HAYABUSA FRAME OF MINE. ITS LOOKING REALLY GOOD WITH THE BLACK COMPOUND ON A SPIRAL SEWN WHEEL. CASWELL TOLD ME TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE WHITE ON A CANTON FLANNEL OR LOOSE COTTON WHEEL AND JUST BE DONE WITH IT, WAX IT. WELL I WENT TO START POLISHING WITH THE WHITE ON THE WHEEL AND ITS MAKING IT DULLER THAN THE BLACK WAS. THE BLACK HAS MORE SHINE TO IT THEN THE WHITE. WHAT AM I DOING WRONG CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME ASAP IF POSSIBLE. THANKS
    JAMES
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