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  • Polishing Stainless Steel

    I am polishing some stainless steel "nose cones." These are used to cover controls on ice cream machines. These have a reddish coating due to heat treating. The manufacturing process leaves some lines on one side that have to be removed.

    Am currently using a satin wheel to remove lines and coating followed by a medium buff using red compound to remove the satin lines followed by green compound for shine.

    This is taking a long time and we're not getting very good results. Am wondering if a sisel wheel would be better than satin. Stainless steel is very hard and think there should be a better way to work with it.

    Thanks!!

  • #2
    practice makes perfect...... when i started i polished every thing i could fine from tin to plastic and there is a combo that will work with all and some jobs take longer than others and so forth

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    • #3
      Mboyd, you are correct, stainless steel is very hard, need the sisal wheel. I found this out when I tried polishing a gas tank on my motorcycle. All of your anxiety will go away with just a few passes on the sisal, trust me
      You don't stop riding because you get old, you get old because you stop riding

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      • #4
        I believe Caswells sells a fast cutting stainless compound, and definitely use a sisal.

        here is a link to that page

        http://www.caswellplating.com/buffs/compound4.html

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