MACHINE POLISHING WITH BAR ROUGE
EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES NEEDED
TR-2 Brown Tripoli
AWR – Red Airway
AWY – Yellow Airway
AWp- Purple Lea Airway
AWW – White Airway Untreated
COTTON MUSLIN BUFFS:
SANDER / GRINDER MACHINE:
3,000 – 6,000 RPM
PRO-40 PERFECTION METAL POLISH
MICRO FIBER POLISHING TOWELS
Always use safety flanges with any buffing wheel that has a metal center plate.
Step1: SAFETY FIRST
Screw the threaded extender on to the machine spindle. Make sure the extender is securely tightened on the spindle.
Lay the flat flange on the end of the extender.
Place the Airway Buffing Wheel on the flat flange.
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.
Place the concave washer, flat side down, into the recess of the concave flange.
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.
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)
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.
Start at one end of the fuel tank. Use TR-2 Brown Tripoli or Green Chrome rouge and Yellow Airway Cutting Wheel.
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
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
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.