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Polishing using Swansdown mops and Rouge


#1

Hi All, I like to finish my work to a high finish, which involves
using Swansdown mops and Rouge. Using this method of finishing
creates considerable red dust which gets into everything! I sue an
extractor to get rid of the loose mop threads and the rouge. This
doesn’t get rid of all the dust. Can people recommend how much air
movement from the extractor is needed to remove all (or nearly all)
of the Rouge dust and loose polishing threads? Many thanks Richard


#2

Just a question, you are using rouge (iron oxide) in a grease base
aren’t you? It’s possible to buy the rouge as a fine powder and many
beginners mistakenly use this on a wheel to polish with.

Tony Konrath
Key West Florida 33040


#3

I use rouge in a grease bar. I do have some powder rouge, but I
think using that would fill my workshop with Rouge powder!


#4
I use rouge in a grease bar. I do have some powder rouge, but I
think using that would fill my workshop with Rouge powder! 

Richard Immurse some cotton wool in kerosene using a small bowl as a
container. Then add some powdered rouge so that it will soak up the
kerosene. The cotton wool then becomes like an ink pad. You can now
get the powdered rouge to the swansdown mop by way of using a stick
of dry rouge which has been dabbed into the rouge soaked cotton wool
. Carefully introduce the stick rouge to the bottom part of your
spinning swansdown mop. In hollow ware production this is known as
finishing. Yes you will get rouge powder throughout your workshop, so
make sure you have your dust extraction system working. The advantage
of using the powdered and dry stick rouge over the greasy rouge is
that that they will not leave any tell tale polishing streaks on
large flat surfaces