CREAM - EXTRA BRIGHT
For the mass finishing of precious metal jewellery
articles, ( eg. Wedding rings)
remove tarnish and increase brightness of jewellery we recommend
CLOTH. This cloth is impregnated with ultra- fine
polish. Can be used on gold, platinum, stainless steel, brass,
copper and other metals.
the watchmaking industry polishing is required for watch casings,
watch backs and wrist bands.
casings are normally forged from brass or stainless steel. After
forging the casings the first polishing step is VIBRATO
FINISHING for rounding sharp edges and removing
burrs. Please find more information on polishing for brass PRIOR
TO ELECTROPLATING here.
polish on stainless steel is the final finish. Popular compounds
for polishing stainless steel watch parts are SISAL
SHINE, and BRIGHT
CUT as cutters; and HYPERFIN,
123 and FERROFIN
for normal brightness. For exceptional scratch-free brightness
we recommend BLUE
ROUGE E and GREEN
Titanium wristbands are normally given a satin finish because
this metal is difficult to polish to a mirror shine. However,
excellent results have been achieved using BLUE
HUBBLE on a soft cotton buff.
cleaning watch components after polishing we recommend COMPEX.
maintain a mirror shine on watches and other jewellery, FERRO'S
POLISHING CLOTH is non-hazardous and easy to use.
applications may be divided into boat building and boat maintenance.
The polishing required for boat building is limited to stainless
steel and brass or bronze fittings. These fittings are normally
cast, then de-burred and pre-polished by vibrato finishing.
For more information regarding VIBRATO
FINISHING please activate the hyperlink. This
could be the end of the polishing operation if the brightness
obtained by vibrato finishing is sufficient. If higher brightness
is required we recommend the use of any of our finishing compounds
on a cotton wheel.
Boat maintenance involves polishing of all metal fittings and
weathered fibreglass. For the polishing of all metal fittings
we recommend our REFLECTION
REFLECTION paste or METALUX.
For the restoration of fibreglass that has lost its original
sheen by weathering and exposure to sunlight we recommend MARINE
SHEEN. This polish will remove the chalky surface
and restore the original gloss. Please use the hyperlinks for
more information about those products.
VIBRATO FINISHING ADDITIVES
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main purpose of compounds added to mass finishing operations
is to keep work pieces and also the abrasive media free from
abraded metal and to retain broken down abrasive particles and
metallic fines in suspension, thus preventing redeposition.
on the type of compound, emphasis has been put on other functions
such as detergency, lubricity, corrosion inhibition, abrasiveness,
hard water tolerance and other chemical parameters such as acidity,
alkalinity, oxidising or reducing conditions and film forming
potential. The following products are available as vibrato finishing
Non-abrasive powdered compound for all metals. May be used with
pebbles, abrasive chips or self-tumbling. Limited tolerance
to hard water.
Non-abrasive liquid compound. Suitable for all metals, especially
cuprous alloys. May be used with abrasive media or self-tumble.
Non-abrasive powdered compound similar to SLIPCUT No.1 but with
the capacity to deal with hard waters. Produces very bright
metal surfaces, especially on cuprous alloys.
Acidic, non-abrasive powdered compound, used with abrasive chips
for the removal of rust and heat treatment scales from ferrous
Non-abrasive powdered finishing compound for producing high
gloss on brass and copper components. Used with hardened steel
balls or shapes. Also suitable for self-tumbling operations.
Strongly abrasive, powdered compound used mainly for cutting
ferrous metals, brass castings and pressings. With abrasive
media may be used for de-burring and surface blending to a uniformly
Mildly acidic gel additive for a bright finish on aluminium
and its alloys.
Dual purpose metal cleaner for removal of polishing compounds
and vibrato finishing additive similar in application to SLIPCUT
Powdered corrosion inhibitor for ferrous metals. For use after
deoxidizing with SLIP-CUT No.4. Will wash off easily with water.
This product is available in a coarse, medium and fine grade,
depending on the particle size of the abrasive contained in
this polishing paste. The product is normally used in conjunction
with hardwood pegs for the polishing of spectacle frames, buttons,
buckles and other consumer goods in tumbling barrels. The three
grades of PLASPOL make it is possible to mass finish a component
or consumer article from the mould to the shop window without
manual finishing or cleaning.
PRIOR TO ELECTROPLATING
brassware are brass castings of taps and other bathroom fittings
that need to be polished before electroplating. The polishing
operation is not the final finish, therefore high brightness
is not required. Rough castings may need to be linished. After
that a cutting compound on a sisal or stitched cotton buff is
all that is needed to produce a surface suitable for electroplating.
automatic polishing machines we recommend LIQUID
TRIPOL 4C .
Also recommended is our SILICA
FREE LIQUID TRIPOL which should be the first
choice for health and safety reasons.
Manual polishers use solid TRIPOLI
for health reasons SILICA
FREE LIQUID TRIPOL on
a sisal buff. Our FASTCUT
FERROPOL MG are also silica free and present
a credible alternative to Tripoli. They offer the added bonus
of being cutters for hard metals as well.
Diecast is normally polished before electroplating. For manual
J is most commonly used. For automatic operations
TRIPOL 4C is used. For health reasons we recommend
the silica free versions of those two products. Small diecast
objects are normally polished by vibrato finishing. As an additive
we recommend SLIPCUT
1, 2, or 3 Please refer to our page on VIBRATO
steel is to be electroplated with decorative chrome a mirror
like finish is normally expected. This can be achieved by pre-plating
steel with levelling copper and nickel deposits before applying
the chromium deposit. If steel is polished before applying the
first electro deposit, reduced coating thickness of copper and
nickel will present a saving without compromising the brightness
of the finished article. Large articles are normally polished
by any of our cutting compounds on a sisal buff. Only cutting
compounds such as FASTCUT,
used. Bright finishing compounds are not necessary. Small articles
are pre-polished and also de-burred by mass finishing in a vibrato-finishing
machine. As additives we
SLIPCUT 1, 2,or 3