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What is this? For polishing? Answered

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Anyone know what this is? I'm guessing that it's supposed to be powered by a drill and used with buffing compound for polishing.


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Downunder35mBest Answer (author)2017-02-04

I have some smaller ones here.
They are for heavy duty polishing, basically when you use a coarse compount polish to remove sanding marks or rust pitted areas (after cleaning them of course).
The speed you can use depends on how stzrdy the disk is and what type of polish you use but I would not go too high as size does matter with these things.
Go too high the outer rim starts to fly off in little pieces.
Your seems to be a really heavy duty one for the use with an angle grinder, the type with adjustable speed.

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Yonatan24 (author)Downunder35m2017-02-05

Makes sense.

By rough polishing, do you think it would be suitable for this http://www.ebay.com/itm/hot-sale-1x-leather-strop-... I think it's called chromium oxide, but I don't know the grit (or can that be identified by the color (green, white, pink, brown, I've heard of something like that)).

If you think that it could work, that would be great, since I think could connect it to a motor somehow. Setting up my drill powered polisher is just too much work every time...

It was totally bent/out of shape when I got it - I used it as a washer on my articulating arm lamp to flatten it (not the main reason, of course!).

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Downunder35m (author)Yonatan242017-02-05

With these "wax blocks" just keep one thing in mind and should be fine:
Green is usually coarse, Red is medium, white is fine.
So using the green on green is no problem.
Same if you want to use the green wax on a normal polishing wheel but putting white wax in your green wheel will cause fine scratches from the polishing wheel unless the material is really hard like stainless steel.

If you have an electric drill then you can get a wheel mount pin for it.
Has s crew to hold the wheel and fits in every drill.
Should be quite easy to make a cover around the wheel that only leave front access - please add a connection for a vacuum cleaner or similar as otherwise you will get the fine dust everywhere ;)

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Yonatan24 (author)Downunder35m2017-02-06

Thanks. I can't see if dust flies off, but normally the compound flies off in small chunks, so I don't know what I'm breathing in.

After being used up, it just turns black, and then I add more...

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cerberustugowar (author)2017-02-04

I'm used to seeing white felt for discs, but my experience is very limited. Does it make any marks on a smooth surface? It might be precharged with abrasive then ( i'm used to seeing them coarser looking though). If not, then yes, maybe it does need a compound on it. The diameter and center hole makes it look like it's for a die grinder. If you mount it to one, I would spin it up away from myself and not have any part of your body in line with the edge incase it lets go and explodes.

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rickharris (author)2017-02-04

If the disc seems to be felt then yes a polishing buff ready for buffing compound. Don't drive it too fast as the diameter is quite small and for polishing faster isn't always better.

If it is rough to the tough then it's a scotch bright pad for sanding./ making a brushed finish to metals.

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Josehf Murchison (author)2017-02-04

It is a polishing wheel but that one may be for use with a rotary brush.

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