Chrome Buffing and Polishing Kit - 10” Airway Buffs and Compound, 6 Pc

Brand: Empire Abrasives

Pack Size:
3 Buffs & 3 Compound Bars

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Product Description

10 Inch Airway Buff and Compound Chrome Polishing and Buffing Kit

The 6 piece, 10 inch airway buff and compound, chrome buffing and polishing set offers an all-in-one solution to bring chrome to a show ready shine. Whether you are buffing and polishing your tire rims, exhaust pipes, bumpers, big rig parts or restoring the luster to any chrome surface, this kit will bring your project back to a showroom quality shine. Each chrome polishing set consists of the following 10 inch airway buffing wheels: one blue buffing wheel, one yellow buffing wheel and one untreated white buffing wheel; and the following extra large 3 pound compound bars: one black buffing compound, one brown tripoli buffing compound, and one white rouge polishing compound.

This stainless steel buffing pack provides the ability to cut, color, and polish. The blue buffing wheel is the firmest, which allows the operator to cut and remove scratches, blemishes, and tool marks. The blue airway buff is designed to be used with the black buffing compound which is particularly effective at cutting chrome.

The next step in the polishing process is achieved with the yellow airway buff paired with brown Tripoli. The yellow airway buff is about 15% less firm than the blue airway buff thus provides a superior buff for coloring. The yellow airway used in conjunction with the brown tripoli buffing compound can cut and color with slightly less abrasive than the black. The brown tripoli is perfect for the next step in polishing up chrome.

Finally, the white untreated airway buffing wheel is made of soft 86/80 cotton. The white airway buff will allow the user to polish up to a show finish when paired with the white rouge polishing compound. Each airway buff and brick of buffing compound in this kit is MADE IN USA with premium materials.

*Fine polishing is tight areas? Check out felt quick change discs

Chrome Polishing Instructions:

  1. Surface Preparation: Ensuring a Clean Start

    • Begin by thoroughly cleaning the chrome with a gentle detergent or a specialized chrome cleaner to remove any surface dirt, oils, or contaminants. It’s crucial that the chrome is completely dry before you move on to sanding or buffing to ensure the best possible finish.
  2. Sanding: Smoothing Out the Surface

    • If your chrome exhibits deep scratches or oxidation, prepare the surface with sanding discs, starting as low as 120 grit for removing severe imperfections. Progress through grits up to 600, 800, and then finish with 1000-1500 for the smoothest base. This step is crucial for leveling the surface and ensuring a smooth foundation for buffing. After sanding, thoroughly remove all residue to prevent contaminating your buffing pads.
  3. Initial Buffing: Cutting Through Imperfections

    • Attach the blue 10" airway buffing wheel to your buffer and apply the black buffing compound. This setup is particularly effective on chrome, designed to cut through and diminish the appearance of scratches, blemishes, and tool marks. Ensure even application over the surface for a uniform prep before the next buffing phase. Clean off any remaining compound once you’re done.
  4. Intermediate Buffing: Refining the Finish

    • Switch to the yellow 10" airway buffing wheel, known for being slightly less firm than the blue, making it ideal for the intermediate buffing stage. Combine it with the brown Tripoli buffing compound for a superior buff that enhances the chrome’s color and smoothness with less abrasiveness. This step bridges the gap between initial cutting and final polishing, setting up for a flawless finish. Thoroughly clean the surface before proceeding to the final polish.
  5. Final Polishing: Achieving the Ultimate Shine

    • For the crowning touch, employ the white untreated 10" airway buffing wheel, made from soft 86/80 cotton, and pair it with the white rouge polishing compound. This final step is all about bringing out the deepest, most reflective shine, achieving that sought-after show-quality finish on your chrome.
  6. Inspection and Touch-Up: Perfecting the Details

    • Conduct a detailed inspection of the chrome surface under adequate lighting to spot any areas that might need more work. Addressing these last imperfections is key to ensuring a consistently brilliant finish.

This guide is tailored for the use of 10" airway buffs, offering a comprehensive approach to chrome polishing. The effectiveness of the process can vary based on the initial condition of the chrome and the precision of your technique. A methodical approach, focusing on detail at every stage, will help you achieve a stunning, reflective finish on your chrome projects.

This Kit Contains:

Use on (Machine):

  • Polisher / Buffer


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