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How to use Tripoli compound?


#1

Some time ago I asked about a source for a square-shaped neck wire
for one of my designs. I’ve received no response, and my Internet
research is futile. So, Plan B/C/D must come into effect.

I had a friend tell me today about Tripoli compound to remove light
scratches from silver, which may solve my biggest problem. Could
someone provide some basic guidance on how to use Tripoli? I know I
have to use a rouge wheel to finish the final stage, but it’s the
actual use of the Tripoli that I need help with.

Thanks ahead of time!
Miachelle DePiano


#2
Could someone provide some basic guidance on how to use Tripoli? 

I would buy a separate muslin buff and keep it for Tripoli only. The
practice on a scrap piece of silver and see how it works. Be sure to
wash the piece in soap and water before moving on to the rouge. The
process I have good success with is first use a blue (400 grit) 3"
3M Radial Bristle Brush, then bobbing compound, then finish it up
with ZAM.

Rick Copeland
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Rocky Mountain Wonders
Colorado Springs, Colorado
rockymountainwonders.com