Hi all, My credentials: nothing. Entirely self taught. Just a reminder
Polishing has always been a bit of a mystery to me because my books
don’t often go too in depth. I don’t know how hard to press, etc.
I have a few polishing wheels for my Foredom tool. I think I’ve got
the handle on filing -> emery -> fine emery -> tripoli -> rouge. I
think also that I have a handle on the wheels used. Flat felt wheel
with triopli and fabric wheel with rouge? Is that right?
I also have some polishing wheels for the tool, one of which is blue,
and the other pink, with bonded polishing compounds in them.
My question is, when using these, I can get a very nice polish, but
in direct light there is often a haze. No matter what I do with these
I can’t seem to shake the haze.
Also, my last piece I polished up with the rouge very nicely. It was
a flat piece of silver, and when I soldered the prongs on, and
pickled, I was left with a white silver coating. What does one
normally do to polish at this point? I used a brush wheel and did what
I could, but couldn’t get myself up to the previous level of polish
and it took me a long time to get all the haze out.
How much rouge should I put on a wheel? I have no way right now of
knowing if I’m putting on too much or too little? I think I was
probably starting out with way too much and am now trying to use
Thanks for any questions answered, and any other advice offered. This
list is the greatest thing for my hobby.