I have trouble getting an acceptable finish on either gold or
silver. I remove burrs after casting and smooth out rough spots
such as where sprue was attached. I then sand meticulously with
400 followed by 600 grit. After this, I use a muslin buff on a
grinder shaft with Tripoli. I then clean up and dry. Next comes
a different muslin buff and red rouge. Lastly I clean off the
rouge with detergent.
My pieces look fair but not with the high polish I would like.
What am I doing wrong?
I would like to get off the red rouge as it is a real chore to
remove from crevices etc.
Thanks in advance for any advice.