BUFFING COMPOUND FOR:
COPPER, BRASS, ALUMINUM & ZINC DIE CASTINGS
The familiar brown or chocolate colored cakes of
Tripoli Buffing Compound are one of the oldest and most widely used buffing
compositions for cutting down and bringing out a high luster on non-ferrous
metals. Its fast cutting and bright coloring action on such metals have created
its wide use on all types of zinc die castings, sheet and cast brass,
copper-plated work and aluminum castings and stampings.
For buffing down castings and stampings, a
greasy grade is most generally selected because the extra percentage of grease
binders keeps the compound on the buff face longer and hence the cutting action
is greater. A second buffing operation using a drier grade of Tripoli Compound,
can be used if a smoother and brighter finish is required. Practical with any
type of buffing wheel but generally used on a tight, spiral sewed buff, pocket
type buff or bias type buff.