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    Hello. Just received my new 3/4hp buffing kit. I know what the black, brown, white, blue compounds are used for, but what metals are the green and (I think it is red) used for.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Congratulations and welcome, Brian. Check out the "Buffman" book here

    for a few buffing pointers. I think the green is mostly used for, but not limited to stainless steel. I haven't really used the red yet, but I think it's mostly used for the final polishing step on aluminum. But can be used as the final step on other metals too. Good luck!



    • #3
      From the buff book

      BLACK = Emery Compound, a course abrasive material for removal of scratches, pits, paint, rust etc.

      BROWN = Tripoli compound used for general purpose cut and color on most soft metals.

      WHITE = Blizzard compound, used for color and final finish of harder metals, has a cutting action.

      RED = Jeweler's Rouge, designed to polish without any cutting action. Safe on thin plates. Use on its own wheel.

      BLUE = A dryer, almost greaseless wheel - designed to polish without any cutting action. Safe on thin plates. Use on its own wheel.

      GREEN = Used exclusively for Stainless Steel.


      • #4
        Thanks guys. I didn't see any reference on the red and green bars in the book. Must have overlooked it.

        Thanks again.


        • #5
          White rouge compound

          I bought the Caswell 4" aluminum polishing kit, and I was the 'liquid" white rouge in the kit the same as the white rouge bar? If so, do I apply it the same?
          Thanks alot...
          Rub a dub duv, a' polishin' with luv


          • #6
            yes the white in liquid is the same as white bar, as far as when to use, as for application i have not used it myself so i suggest if no one else can answer this contact caswell's tech support line and ask.
            when in doubt polish it out/ why replace it when you can refinish it
            G2 Polishing and Powdercoating


            • #7
              You can apply it on the wheel or rub it on the part by hand. It's messy on the wheel.