Anyone here have any experience with polishing and buffing genuine
I've got an odd project going in which I'm putting a polished finish on
a small surface area of a bunch of wrought iron pieces.
This is some really old, fibrous metal. I'm not concerned with
eliminating the little pits and splits that show up as the natural grain
of the iron, but I'm after maybe a better technique than the one I'm
using to get a mirror finish out of the rest of the surface.
I've hand worked down to 1500 grit paper, then moved to buffing wheels
with three stages of compounds, but I'm still getting a slight haze of
scratches. Got some 2000 paper coming in tomorrow, but I'm wondering if
it's a hopeless cause or if even finer grit papers should be used before
going to the buffing wheel.
18 years ago