[CR]Polishing metals

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration
From: "Dennis Young" <mail@woodworkingboy.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Polishing metals
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 17:32:55 -0800

For fine polishing of small or large parts that are problematical to bring to a buffing wheel, I have had good results using buffing compounds with a cloth and hand rubbing. Given the different grades and high degree of control, I think that the chances of any scratching are even less than when using wools. I haven't tried it yet, but making a 'slurry' with the compound and some water or solvent, might be more efficient. Be careful of getting the dreaded 'polishers elbow'.

Dennis Young
Hotaka, Japan