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Old 12-30-2008, 12:00 PM
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I've used a lot of different buffing wheels in my day. I stopped using anything else after I got my first yellow buffs from POP!

P.S. We missed you at the quilting bee last night, Eldon!


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I finally bought some of the yellow buffs and gave them a try. When I put rouge on them
it was real rough. I turned off the buffer and there are spots that don't have any rouge on
them so they are out of balance. They have a 1/2" arbor so it's not like I can re-center
them. Has anybody else run into this and if so what did you do to balance them out?

I'm running them on a HF 3600 rpm buffer. I tried them on an old Craftsman's grinder
before that. With other buffing wheels I could get a good finish, but not good enough. I
would sometimes get those little pits, whether I applied pressure or not. I'm hoping to get
a much better mirror polish with these wheel and green chrome rouge.

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Paul
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:55 PM
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Just run them for a while using them on a few blades, with plenty of compound, applied frequently and they will smooth out. At least that's how it works for me.
Let us know how it goes. If thou don't use enough compound, you will get those pits. The abrasive (compound) has to be on the buff, or the buffer won't "cut." I hope things work for you, I'm still using the same wheels, five + yrs. after the DVD was made, and love 'em!


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Thank you Steve. I'll keep at it and see how it works out and thanks for the tip on the little pits.
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Well, I've had a chance to do a LOT of buffing and really like the wheels. They don't grab like some other loose buffs I've tried and now I'm getting a pretty nice finish.

I must have buffed for two hours and finally got tired of it, so I grabbed a saw and held it up against the wheel and that smoothed them out. Then I went on to buff some more to build up a layer of green chrome rouge. I buffed a couple of blades I have that are made of ATS and found some little pits, but I think it may be imperfections in the steel instead of problems with buffing. This is old ATS, I must have bought 9-10 years ago. I didn't think there were any issues with it back then. I think the wheel needs to be built up a little more and I?ll get a better finish.

Of course my eyes aren?t what they used to be and I have to wear those cheapy reading glasses. Maybe the magnification is making it look worse than it really is. Getting older really stinks.

Thanks again for your help Steve.

Paul
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Glad it's working better for you. Be sure to use ample compound, a shortage of compound exacerbates the pit problem, I know. Over-buffing will do that too.


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