Polishing

Once you’ve finished sanding or decided your job doesn’t need sanding, cutting is the next step

Cutting Step: Use of the Menzerna 439T compound with the orange cut wheel from your kit, either with a 9″ grinder (preferred machine) or a 7″ variable speed polisher (3,500 rpm) with the supplied 5/8″ – 14mm adapter and alloy keeper plates.

Apply the compound to the wheel at full speed with a controlled, but light sweep across the end of the compound bar. One second exposure of compound onto the wheel is plenty.

Once applied, put light pressure onto your job, starting from the bottom left, working slowly to the right, then redo this line if sanding marks have not yet dissolved. Then move slightly above the 1st line, slightly overlapping to ensure no sanding marks are left. Redo again if desired. You will get approximately 200-300mm of polishing before you will need to apply more 439T. If you find visible polishing lines, simply clean the wheel on your rake and do a clean pass over affected areas.

Finnishing Step: Use of the Menzerna 480BLF compound with the white flannel wheel from your kit, either with a 9″ grinder or a 7″ variable speed polisher (preferred machine) with the supplied 5/8″ – 14mm adapter and alloy keeper plates.

Apply the compound to the wheel at full speed with a controlled, but light sweep across the end of the compound bar. One second exposure of compound onto the wheel is plenty. Once applied, put light pressure onto your job, starting from the bottom left, working slowly to the right.

If you’re using Zephyr final finish wheels, clean with your wheels with the supplied rake before re-applying more compound.

Once completed, you may find some traces of compound on your job. Simply apply more compound to wheel and do another pass or clean polish residue off with a clean polishing cloth, but do not use cheap microfibre cloths, as they can scratch the finished product.

Note – where your machines won’t reach, simply use the Flash liquid metal polishes with the colours corresponding to the Cut and Finish steps. E.g.: Green Flash for hand application cut, and the blue Flash for hand application of final finish. Both can be used with lambs wool buffing wheels on a variable speed polisher.