Buffing & Polishing

Is Finishing Processes For Smoothing A Work Piece’s Surface Using an Abrasive and a Work Wheel or a Leather Strop? Technically Polishing Refers To Processes That Use An Abrasive That Is Glued To The Work Wheel, While Buffing Uses A Loose Abrasive Applied To The Work Wheel.

Polishing Is A More Aggressive Process While Buffing Is Less Harsh, Which Leads To A Smoother, Brighter Finish.[1]A Common Misconception Is That A Polished Surface Has A Mirror Bright Finish, However Most Mirror Bright Finishes Are Actually Buffed.

Polishing Is Often Used To Enhance The Looks Of An Item, Prevent Contamination Of Instruments, Remove Oxidation, Create A Reflective Surface, Or Prevent Corrosion In Pipes. In Metallographic And Metallurgy, Polishing Is Used To Create A Flat, Defect-Free Surface For Examination Of A Metal's Microstructure Under A Microscope. Silicon-Based Polishing Pads Or A Diamond Solution Can Be Used In The Polishing Process. Polishing Stainless Steel Can Also Increase The Sanitary Benefits Of Stainless Steel.

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