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Forum topic by Mark Shultz posted 12-08-2018 03:58 PM 625 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Shultz

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12-08-2018 03:58 PM

Are the metal / plastic buffing compounds the same for wood?

Never buffed anything, and want to try it out on a knife handle (stabalized wood).

Was thinking this heap kit from HD might work?

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#1 posted 12-08-2018 04:36 PM

On stabilized wood, it should work. However, if you plan to work through the three sticks of rouge, I’d get three of the same sized pads, and dedicate one to each stick.

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#2 posted 12-08-2018 04:39 PM

Thanks. So I can go straight from sanding (800grit) to the sticks?

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#3 posted 12-08-2018 06:52 PM

I guess you need to fill the wood pores first! the brown compound filled the pores!

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#4 posted 12-09-2018 06:51 PM

Lets get something straight. If the wood is unfinished, you don’t buff. If the wood is finished, that is, it has a coating on it like lacquer, shellac, or similar, you can buff it.

If the wood is unfinished, sand it until it is as smooth as you want it, then BURNISH it by rubbing it with wood shavings (wood on wood).

If the wood is finished, you can use almost any LIQUID BUFFING COMPOUND containing a very fine abrasive. Personally, I use Turtle Wax buffing compound for car finishes as it is inexpensive and can be found in many places. If you are POWER BUFFING, be aware that the speed of the power buffer must be slow as heat buildup will melt and smear most finishes.

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