Buffing compounds

I have just bought some woodworking tools (gouges) and the
manufacturer recommends sharpening with a buffing wheel and green
compound. I have a wheel and some white compound bought at a Model
Engineering show - what is the significance of the colours?
Reply to
Henry Springer
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Colour coding for the type of grit, micron size, and carrying medium.
This may be of interest
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Lionel
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Lionel
Red Rouge is recommended for producing the highest polish and the best color on gold, silver, brass, and copper Green Rouge is recommended for final polish on hard metals such as platinum, white gold, chrome, nickel, and stainless steel Zam is a compound for high polish on silver gold and chrome. Also polishes stones, epoxies and other soft metal materials. Fabulustre is a special formula that removes light scratches and produces a fast bright mirror finish White Rouge produces a chrome finish Black Rouge produces a rich dark luster
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Lionel
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Lionel
I've used a soap called Hyfin with great results on anything from hardened steels through to silver ( in combination with the most appropriate mop ). I thoroughly recommend it.
Regards,
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Stephen Howard

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