buffing & polishing

Your One-Stop Shop for Buffing and Polishing Products

Empire Abrasives offers a wide variety of high-quality buffing and polishing wheels and discs designed to meet the needs of professionals and hobbyists. With our reputation for quality, customer satisfaction, and quick shipping, you can trust Empire Abrasives to provide the best products and service. Whether you're working with metal, wood, or other materials, our selection of buffing drums, polishing discs, airway buffs, conventional buffs, buffing compounds, sisal buffs, buff and compound kits, and buffing accessories has you covered.

Types of Buffing and Polishing Wheels and Discs

  • Buffing Drums: Ideal for quickly buffing large areas and curved surfaces. Buffing drums provide consistent and efficient polishing. Auto body workers and Airstream polishing pros that try these never go back to other buffing options after seeing how much time they save.
  • Felt Polishing Wheels & Discs: BHA’s Polish Plus felt polishing wheels are versatile and can be used on a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, stone, and glass.  There are different types of felt polishing discs, including discs for angle grinders and quick change discs for drills and die grinders.
  • Airway Buffing Wheels: Constructed with air channels to reduce heat buildup, airway buffs are ideal for high-speed polishing. Our airway buffs are available in various sizes and levels of firmness/treatment to accommodate different tools and polishing requirements.
  • Conventional Cotton Buffing Wheels: These versatile buffing wheels are made of muslin cotton which has excellent absorbency for buffing compounds, and a layered construction for long-lasting performance. They provide a soft touch, reducing the risk of scratching delicate surfaces, and are both durable and flexible for contouring around edges and polishing hard-to-reach areas. 
  • Spiral Sewn Sisal Buffing Wheels: Made from natural sisal fibers, these buffs are used for more aggressive cutting and material removal. Our sisal buffs are perfect for preparing surfaces for further polishing or achieving a brushed finish.

Choosing the Right Buffing Compound

Choosing the right buffing compound bar is crucial for achieving your desired finish. Our buffing compounds are available in various formulations designed for different materials and polishing goals.

  • Cutting Compounds: Designed for initial cutting and material removal, these compounds help remove scratches and imperfections. They are perfect for surface prep and creating a smooth base for further polishing stages.
  • Color Buffing Compounds: These compounds are used to enhance the color and depth of the material, providing a refined finish. Use after cutting compounds to achieve a high-gloss finish on metals, plastics, and other surfaces.
  • Polishing Compounds: These compounds are used to refine the surface and achieve a high-gloss finish.
  • Finishing Compounds: Used in the final polishing stage to remove fine swirl marks and create a mirror-like shine. 

Buffing and Polishing Accessories

In addition to wheels, discs, and compounds, we offer a variety of buffing and polishing accessories.

  • Buffing wheel rakes: Used for cleaning and maintaining your buffing wheels, by removing built-up compound and debris. Regular use of a buff rake can help prolong the life of your buffs and improve their performance.
  • Safety flanges: Designed to prevent buffing wheels from slipping or coming loose during operation. Our safety flanges provide an added layer of security while you work. They are easy to install and compatible with a variety of buffing wheel sizes.
  • Angle grinder extenders: Installing airway buffing wheels directly onto an angle grinder is not recommended because of excessive heat buildup, limited maneuverability, risk of accidents. These extenders, made from durable steel, provide a 2” separation between the buff and the grinder. This provides the clearance needed between the angle grinder and buff while it also enables two buffing wheels to be used simultaneously..

Expert Tips for Buffing and Polishing

  1. Surface Preparation: Start with a surface that is clean and free of debris before polishing.
  2. Compound Selection: Choose the appropriate compound for your material and desired finish.
  3. Buffing Technique: Apply light pressure and let the buff do the work.
  4. Speed Control: Use the correct speed for your buffing wheel and material.
  5. Safety First: Always wear safety glasses and other protective gear.

Choosing the Right Buffing & Polishing Products

Selecting the right buffing and polishing products can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you choose the best products for your needs:

  • Identify the material you are working with and the finish you want to achieve.
  • Consider the type of buff and compound that will provide the best results.
  • Refer to our detailed guides and blog posts for more information and expert advice.

Shop Empire Abrasives for Your Buffing and Polishing Needs

Explore our extensive collection of buffing and polishing wheels, discs, compounds, and accessories to find the perfect solution for your project. If you need assistance, our knowledgeable team is available to help you select the right products and guide you through the buffing and polishing process.

Contact us today to learn more about our products and services!

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