This is a question regarding buffing. I’m presently regaining the
expertise in jewelry making that I held 20 years ago, while in
graduate school. Regarding buffing, my problem is that my finished
pieces (silver) have, for want of a better word, “buffer tracks” on
the metal. In other words, rather than a fine, mirror shine surface, I
can see where the buffing wheel went.
I buff with tripoli first, then for the final buffs, I use rouge. I
use the hard felt wheel rather than the soft layered wheel because the
softer wheel buffs away the areas I want the oxidized (with liver of
sulfur) areas to remain.
Thank you very much.