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What is bobbing compound?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Moreover, what do the different colors of polishing compound mean?
Different colors for polishing compound. BROWN = Tripoli compound used for general purpose cut and color on most soft metals. WHITE = Blizzard compound, used for color and final finish of harder metals, has a cutting action. RED = Jeweler's Rouge, designed to polish without any cutting action.
Also, what is polishing compound made of? Buffing compounds are made of tightly-sized abrasives held together with glue or grease binders. Different kinds of abrasives are used for finishing various materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastic and wood. Buffing compounds are made for the two phases of buffing: "cutting down" and "coloring."
Consequently, what are the different polishing compounds?
Below we have compiled a list of our most common buffing compounds to help you tell the difference and choose the one that is right for you.
- Black Emery Compound.
- Brown Tripoli.
- White Rouge.
- Water Soluble Red Rouge.
- Red Rouge/Jeweler's Rouge.
- Green Rouge.
- Tan Bobbing Compound.
How do you use Tripoli compound?
Polishing. When polishing aluminum, brass copper, pot metal, and soft non-ferrous metals, use tripoli or gray compounds by holding the bar up to the wheel while it is spinning. Let the buff spin about three or four turns on the compound, while moving the compound in a clockwise motion.