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Buff Wheel and Compound Selection Chart

Buff Wheel & Compound Selection Chart
Materials Hard Metals
Stainless, iron, steel
Soft Metals
Brass, aluminum, copper, zinc
Hard Plating
Chrome, nickel plate
Solid and Plated Gold or Silver Plastics
Step 1
Rough Compound
Emery on a Sisal Buff Tripoli on a Spiral Buff --------------- --------------- Jewelers Rouge on a Loose or String Buff
Step 2
Intermediate Compound
Stainless on a Spiral Buff --------------- Stainless* on a Spiral Buff --------------- ---------------
Step 3
Final Compound
White Rouge on a Loose Section Buff White Rouge on a Loose Section Buff White Rouge on a Loose Section Buff Jewelers Rouge on a Canton Flannel Buff Jewelers Rouge on a Canton Flannel or String Buff

NOTE: Condition of the work piece dictates the steps necessary. Some pieces may only require final finishing (Step 3).
*Use caution to prevent buffing through plating.