stainless steel polishing and finishing

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Old 04-04-04, 09:29 AM
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Question stainless steel polishing and finishing

in china, we now use a kind of wax to deal with the polishing of stainless steel processing, the kind of wax is called in chinese as"purple wax"or "green wax",but we could not find the exact name for these waxes, and we also could not find the exact composition of these wax, so is there anybody can help us to tell the information, thanks indeed and with great appreciation!
 
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Old 04-04-04, 10:54 AM
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kohiro:

I have not done extensive polishing of stainless steel but when I did it, I used several different grits of an abrasive compound, with a cloth wheel in an angle grinder.
This was for finishing a piece of resturant equipment a manufacturer didn't do properly.

It came in a form of a hard stick and you spun the cloth wheel against the stick so the abrasive would slightly melt and transfer to the wheel.

Does this sound like what you are referring too?

I am going outside soon and will check to see if there is a label on the material to know what it is.
 
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Old 04-04-04, 11:42 AM
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It does sound like a wax. At work we use a wax to buff the edges or the granite countertops, only one grit and its the finishing one.
 
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Old 04-04-04, 01:37 PM
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GregH I think that stick you are after is called Jeweler Rouge. Are thats what we use for polishing with a wheel.

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Old 04-04-04, 02:15 PM
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Yes Ed, that's what this stuff is like that I have.
Different colors for different grits.
It's what stainless fabricators around here use for finishing their welds.

pagerboy: If you can get a brand and product name for our poster that would be great.
 
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Old 04-05-04, 11:16 PM
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Brand Name: Dico - Premium buffing compounds (all types)
 
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Old 04-06-04, 05:51 AM
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kohiro:

Does 2000's suggestion look like it?

Dico website

<img src="http://www.newmantools.com/dico/finishing.jpg">
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Old 04-16-04, 01:18 PM
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Dear GregH,what you showed with the picture from 2000 seemed similar with my experience. Those waxes look like chocolate shape in the picture might be those what i mentioned in the first question. The Wax is used to polish the stainless steel and to help to process the stainless made applications such as stainless steel plate, bow, pot and etc.

what i feel confused is that i have a classmate majored in machinary processing told me that these waxes were of a new kind of technology which was used to polish and finish the metal especially those stainless steel made applications.

According to my finding, the Tai Wan (China) also has quite good manufacturing techniques in those waxes.

I feel complicated to research those waxes and i want to know in your countries how people call those waxes.

In china, people now call them "purple wax" and "green wax", however, i know this calling is not correct and could you tell me the exact calling in English?
 
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Old 04-17-04, 08:13 AM
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Wouldn't it be called a compound?
 
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Old 04-17-04, 08:55 PM
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kohiro,
"Buffing compound" is the proper name. The company "Dico" is one of the oldest in America. They make buffing compounds that are purple and green in color. Although I have never seen the chinese wax versions, I'm sure they are similar.

If you want to know the chemical composition that can be gleened from an MSDS sheet.
 
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Old 04-21-04, 09:34 AM
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Dear 2000, you said i can "gleen from the MSDS sheet" to chech out the chemistrical composition of the buffing comopound, but i don't understand "gleen from the MSDS sheet"

what "gleen" means? and what "MSDS sheet" means?
Thank you for your reply, it helps me a lot, if i can have a good sample , i will send you.thank you very much!!!
 
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Old 04-21-04, 10:27 AM
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kohiro:

I can provide a link to a few different types of polishing compounds.

To be sure it will be what you are looking for, do you put the spinning buffing pad against the hard compound to get it on the pad?

The use of the term "wax" to describe a polishing compound would not be completly correct.
This gets a bit confusing as many automobile "waxes" actually have very fine abrasive in them to both polish and wax at the same time.
A wax would be used to apply a protective finish on an already polished surface.
What you might be looking for is a combination product that will do both jobs.

What exactly are you proposing to polish, how bad is the finish you are working with and what level of shine do you hope to achieve.
Also, how large are these things and how many?

Oh, an MSDS sheet is a safety information sheet that must accompany any product that could be hazardous. It contains safety information and the chemical make-up of the product.
It is a requirement in Canada und the USA that this information be available.
Do you have something similar?

To gleen means to obtain information.

We sometimes forget how far we can go with the internet.
 
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Old 04-23-04, 12:55 AM
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"What exactly are you proposing to polish, how bad is the finish you are working with and what level of shine do you hope to achieve.
Also, how large are these things and how many?"

Actually, it is my father who is doing the polishing work, but he knows none of English and because i major in business English, i can come here to discuss with you. My father they polish those stainless steel plates and other stainless steel made products. And the level of shine is not required very high, for the stainless steel product they polish is not very valuable, i think most of them are family applications such as food plate, spoon. And in my impression, they are not large, maybe they are as large as a 15' inch computer monitor, here i refer to the wide area,not the volume. The quality of those they want to polish is about 1,000 plates or so.

In China, it seems different from Canada and U.S, there is no MSDS sheet attached with the buffing compound products.

I also understand that those "waxes" they used are not the same with "wax" used to the polish the automobiles.

Now i am looking for the chemical composition of those buffing compound(thanks to 2000 and you, now i understand the exact English name of those "wax" my father they used) on Google, but i still can not get a satisfied answer.

I am very appreciated to your warm reply, thanks very much, if it is not very troublesome, would you do me a favor to show the link to the chemical composition?
 
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Old 04-23-04, 05:35 AM
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kohiro:

I am unable to find the safety data sheets for these products but have a link for different types of polishing compounds.

<img src="http://www.swmetal.com/gifs/compound.jpg">
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Old 04-23-04, 09:49 PM
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thanks a lot, and now i am finding in the Google by "the MSDS of buffing compound",if then i can find it, i will attach the info to this article.
 
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