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Pre polishing


#1

If I want to remove file marks etc before putting small silver
articles into my polishing barrel (tumbler). Does anyone have
any suggestion as to the best way to remove these marks prior to
polishing?

Richard W
UK


#2

a brown cratex wheel on your flex shaft smoothes fast.

Michad
el Mathews USA


#3
If I want to remove file marks etc before putting small silver
articles into my polishing barrel (tumbler). Does anyone have
any suggestion as to the best way to remove these marks prior to
polishing?

I just recently went through this problem and learned to clean
up using sanding stick with fine grits - or - buffing with
bobbing and/or tripoli depending on depth of marks.

Nancy


#4
    If I want to remove file marks etc before putting small
silver articles into my polishing barrel (tumbler). Does anyone
have any suggestion as to the best way to remove these marks
prior to polishing?

I used to use a product called a Beartex wheel. It fits on the
tapered spindel of your polishing motor and is available in
different grits. I bought them from Gesswein in Connecticut,
USA. You would have to try the different grits to determine
which will work the best with your choice of tumbling media.
Emery paper works well on flap mandrels in a flex shaft
handpiece, but is slower.

Chris Maugham
Jewelers of America Certified Master Bench Jeweler