Hello all, I just finished my first paying jewellery job. A customer
wants a tiara and bracelets in brass for a Wonder Woman costume for
Halloween. I had to build a buffer for this job, and it is now
almost complete. I still have to hook the vacuum up, I ran out of
time to do that. But it works!
I am using a stitched buff, pretty hard with tripoli and a very soft
buff with rouge. The lady at the local jewellery supply picked the
stuff out for me.
The hard buff makes it hard to get even coverage on the bracelets, I
keep having lines left on the piece where two passes overlap (or
maybe it’s from passes that SHOULD overlap, but don’t).
Should I use a soft buff for both tripoli and rouge?
When I used the rouge buff, it doesn’t seem to do much. The shine
that I get from the tripoli doesn’t improve much as far as I can
Why is it not improving the shine? I have used the buffer at school
on silver and I could always tell the difference there. We used the
same compounds, but both buffs were soft. Is that it?
Last question, the rouge buff seems to deposit small black lines and
dots on the piece. After I wash and scrub the piece, it looks good
and the black stuff comes off. Why is the black stuff depositing on
the piece? Do I have too much rouge on the buff maybe? I don’t know.
Thanks for all your help, I checked in the archives, but I didn’t
find the answers there.