Polishing Flow Chart

Material Ready For Polish
Flow Chart for Polishing Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube
Use 120 Grit Zirconium
Use 80 Grit Zirconium
Are defects removed?
Are there defects in the surface?
Are there deep blemishes?
Use 50 Grit Ceramic
Do you want a #4 Architectural Finish?
Use Coarse Non-Woven Abrasive
Completed #4 Architectural Finish

In general, the finest grit should be used to achieve the desired results. Should coarser grit be necessary, it is important to revert only one grit level.

Example: When working towards a #6 architectural finish, if fine non-woven belt is not cutting a correct finish, one should revert to a 240 grit aluminum oxide then proceed back to fine, non woven.

Use 120 Grit Aluminum Oxide
Use 240 Grit Aluminum Oxide
Do you want a #4 Sanitary Finish?
Do you want a #6 Architectural Finish?
Use 320 Grit Aluminum Oxide
Do you want a #7 Finish?
Use Sisal Buff with PP35 Compound
Use Medium Non-Woven Abrasive
Use Fine Non-Woven Abrasive
Use 400 Grit Aluminum Oxide
Completed #7 Finish
Completed #4 Sanitary Finish
Completed #6 Architectural Finish
Use Sisal Buff with PP47 Compound
Use Cotton Buff with PP45 Compound
Completed #8 Finish
Updated on June 12, 2018

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