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Machine Polishing with Bar Rouge

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MACHINE POLISHING WITH BAR ROUGE 

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES NEEDED

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BAR ROUGE
COMMONLY USED:
87 Stainless
TR-2 Brown Tripoli
Green Chrome
White Chrome

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POLISHING WHEELS:
AWR – Red Airway
AWY – Yellow Airway
AWp- Purple Lea Airway
AWW – White Airway Untreated

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COTTON MUSLIN BUFFS:
30 Ply
40 Ply
50 Ply
60 Ply

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SANDER / GRINDER MACHINE:
3,000 – 6,000 RPM

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PRO-40 PERFECTION METAL POLISH
MICRO FIBER POLISHING TOWELS

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SAFETY FIRST:
Always use safety flanges   with any buffing wheel that has a metal center plate.

Step1: SAFETY FIRST

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Screw the threaded extender   on to the machine spindle.   Make sure the extender is   securely tightened on the spindle.

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Lay the flat flange on the end of the extender.

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Place the Airway Buffing Wheel on the flat flange.

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Place the concave flange   over the Airway Buffing Wheel   so that the raised part of the   flange fits into the hub of the buffing wheel.

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Place the concave washer, flat   side down, into the recess of the concave flange.

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Use the flathead bolt and a 3/8”   hex wrench to securely tighten   the safety flange assembly and   Airway Buffing Wheel to the extender and machine spindle.

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For safety, always wear a respirator and face shield or goggles.

Step2: Using Rouge Bars

The 87 Stainles Rouge Bar is used for heavy cutting iron, steel, aluminum and stainless.

The TR-2 Brown Tripoli Rouge Bar is used for   primary cutting stainless and aluminum.

The Green Chrome Rouge Bar is used for secondary   cutting, semi-final finish, stainless and aluminum.

The White Chrome Rouge Bar is used for final finish, high lustre, stainless and aluminum.

Step3: START THE POLISHING PROCESS (CUTTING)

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For safety purposes, hold   the rouge bar down firmly on   the ground with your foot.   Touch the rouge bar with the   outside edge of the rotating   buffing wheel until rouge   adheres to the wheel. The   rouge bar should be placed   on white paper or cloth to keepit clean.

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Start at one end of the fuel tank. Use TR-2 Brown   Tripoli or Green Chrome rouge and Yellow Airway Cutting Wheel.

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The shine is created by letting the buffing   compound do the cutting and polishing, not   by how much pressure is applied against   the metal surface. Polish your fuel tank   by sections. Start from the topor bottom.   Use a smooth left to right polishing motion.   Make several passes to create a clean shine, using overlapping motion.

Step4: CLEANING AND FINISHING

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Replace the cutting wheel with a white finishing   wheel and use the same basic motion and direction as the cutting process.

Step5: FINAL WIPE DOWN

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After cutting and finishing, the tank is still dusty   and pores filled with caked oxidation residue.   To remove without marring finish, apply liquid   PRO-40 PERFECTION METAL POLISH with   MICRO FIBER TOWEL. Rub until surface becomes   dark. Let dry and wipe off to a clean brilliant shine with a soft, dry MICRO FIBER TOWEL.