Stainless Steel 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 Stainless Steel Polishing and Buffing Kit

The 6 piece, 10 inch airway buff and compound, stainless steel buffing and polishing set offers an all-in-one solution to bring stainless steel show ready shine. Whether you are buffing and polishing your tire rims, exhaust pipes, bumpers, big rig parts or restoring the luster to any stainless-steel surface, this kit will bring your SS project back to a showroom quality shine. Each stainless 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 green 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 stainless steel.

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 stainless steel.

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 green 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 our felt quick change discs


Stainless Steel Polishing Instructions:

  1. Surface Preparation: Clean Thoroughly

    • Start by thoroughly cleaning the stainless steel with a mild detergent or a stainless steel-specific cleaner. Remove all surface dirt and grease. The metal should be completely dry before you proceed to ensure optimal results.
  2. Sanding: Smooth Out Imperfections

    • For surfaces with deep scratches or significant wear, use our sanding discs. Start with a coarser grit to address the major imperfections, then progressively use finer grits to smooth the surface. This step is vital for creating a consistent base for buffing. Remove all sanding residue before continuing.
  3. Initial Buffing: Remove Scratches and Marks

    • Attach the blue airway buffing wheel to your machine and apply the black buffing compound. This setup is optimized for stainless steel, effectively removing scratches and surface blemishes. Ensure you cover the surface evenly. Clear away any leftover compound after this step.
  4. Intermediate Buffing: Refine Surface Color and Texture

    • Switch to the yellow airway buffing wheel, which is slightly less firm than the blue, and use it with the brown Tripoli buffing compound. This stage aims to further refine the color and texture of the stainless steel with a gentler approach than the initial buffing. Clean the surface well before the final polishing step.
  5. Final Polishing: Achieve a High-Quality Finish

    • For the final polish, use the white untreated airway buffing wheel, crafted from soft 86/80 cotton, with the green rouge polishing compound. This combination is designed to produce a high-quality, mirror-like finish, highlighting the natural luster of the stainless steel.
  6. Inspection and Touch-Up: Ensure Consistency

    • Carefully inspect the polished surface for any areas that might need more work. Addressing these details is crucial for achieving a uniform, professional finish.

This guide provides a structured approach to polishing stainless steel, aimed at delivering superior results. Keep in mind, the final outcome may vary depending on the starting condition of the metal and your polishing technique. Consistent application and attention to detail are key to achieving an impressive finish.

This Kit Contains:

Use on (Machine):

  • Polisher / Buffer


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