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Q. Brass and aluminium polishing techniques?

We are having problems in polishing brass to high gloss buff finish, small parts we are able to do to very high perfection, but when the area is around 4 inches and above we have severe problems.

Can anybody suggest some better methods of polishing it?



A. Dear Mumtaz,

There are many techniques to brass buffing. I suggest Ronuks rouge soap with a careful selection of mop and above all skilled and experienced labour.

All the best,


Khozem Vahaanwala
Khozem Vahaanwala
Saify Ind supporting advertiser
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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A. There are different ways & different methods for polishing metals parts. Achieving a real gloss finish is not difficult if you select best compounds (luster bars) & best suitable wheels for the job. Everything depends on the type of metal, thickness, size, etc.

I suggest you that try using German Brass Polishing Bar (Menzerna Werk.) it will give you the desired effect. try using with 6" 'G' quality wheel. if you are still not satisfied then use same company's No. 58 bar with flannel wheel of 6x60.

All the best.

Manish Doiphode
- Mumbai, Maharashtra.


A. Dear Mr. Mumtaz,

I have seen your mail regarding suggestion for Aluminium & Brass Component Polishing.
Please note that the undersigned has more than decade of experience in this line. I have recently started buff manufacturing unit and also agent for Menzerna, Germany.
I suggest you to use Menzerna 113GZW and later P126 which will give perfect gloss. With 113GZW use hard buff and with P126 use flannel buff with air flow.

V. Hem Shankar, Managing Director
Tristar Surface Finishing Products Pvt. Ltd. Chennai - Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Q. We are manufacturer of buffing wheel and polishing products in Karachi, Pakistan. But our polishing bar is not working properly on metal finish. We want to make it better. If you have any ideas to make it better formulation and other chemical detail please contact to us.

Aamir Abdul Khaliq
- Karachi, Pakistan

March 7, 2008

Q. I read 'P126' in most suggestions for polishing / buffing the metal plates.

I want to know what is P126 & the suppliers of P126.

Kindly guide me.


Mahesh Tanpure
Buyer - Pune, Maharashtra, India

A. Hi Mahesh. P126 is not a specification or a standard, it's just a trade name owned by Menzerna for one of their grades of polishing bars. Good luck.


Ted Mooney,
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Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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