I don't use tripoli, zam or rouge, when and if I use a polishing
I use Matchless (White) Stock #HF-1 ordered from:
PO Box 492
5819 Zarley ST
New Albany, Ohio, 43054 USA
Phone: 800.556.4837 or 614.855.0777
I know this compound was designed for steel, but it is much less
greasy than all the compounds that are designed for precious metals.
It cuts quickly and leaves a bright finish. Those of you who know my
work, know that it is never polished to a bright finish, but
sometimes (rarely) I do use this compound because it is a bit
cleaner to use and easier to clean up.