Airway buffing wheels are the newest technology in metal polishing and are sure to quickly and efficiently give you the mirror polish you are looking for. Steel and stainless steel requires the proper heat generation and that's what truly make these superior to regular stitched buffing wheels. Stitched buffing wheels can trap heat and continue to rise in temperature when polishing, making it difficult to achieve a nice polish. Our superior airway buffing wheels maintain a consistent airflow through the wheel to keep them cooler and diffuse excess heat.
In combination with our Airway Buffing Wheels we also include a set of safety flanges AND our three step polishing compound bars that correspond with the red, pink and UBM wheels. This kit includes our cutting black bar, coloring green bar and ultra high luster purple bar!
If your buffer doesn't have a 5/8" arbor you can just get a reducer set here on amazon!
#1 Buffer for polishing knives is the Grizzly G1061Z Buffing System
POWERTEC BENCH TOP POLISHER - Best polisher that works with 8" airway buffing wheels.
The first thing to understand with polishing stainless steel or steel is that you want to polish in multiple steps, starting with your most aggressive wheel and bar first, then finishing with your softest & finest finishing compound bars.
STEP 1: Pair our RED TREAT buffing wheel with our BLACK compound bar. This will take about ~ 400 grit scratches!
STEP 2: Pair our PINK TREAT buffing wheel with our Green Rouge polishing bar
STEP 3: Pair our SOFT TREAT buffing wheel with our ultra high luster purple compound bar for the best finish.
NOTE: You don't NEED to go this third step unless you want it to be VERY shiny! Green Rouge because of its green chromium oxide tends to leave a darker, richer luster, while our purple leaves more of a chrome finish!
For polishing handle materials like woods and plastics you can use either our Pink treated wheel OR our SOFT TREAT wheel in combination with our "No Scratch Pink" polishing compound bar.
Our Polishing kit includes:
1 Piece of a 8" x 3" x 5/8" Red Treated airway buffing wheel
1 Piece of a 8" x 3" x 5/8" Pink Treated airway buffing wheel
1 Piece of a 8" x 3" x 5/8" Soft UBM Treated airway buffing wheel
1 Airway buffing wheel Safety Flange
1 Black Heavy Cutting polishing compound bar (To be paired with Red Wheel)
1 Green Rouge High luster polishing compound bar (to be paired with pink wheel)
1 Purple ULTRA high luster polishing compound bar (to be paired with soft UBM wheel)
Yes it is strongly recommended and even suggested it should be required to wear a respirator when polishing. We strongly recommend this respirator as it offers great protection and is affordable. You can buy it HERE its only $ 40 and it will PROTECT you!
BEST Full Face Respirator for metal polishing $ 40