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What is the Process of Mirror Polish?

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Mirror polishing is a finishing process that is used to create a highly reflective and mirror-like surface on metal surfaces. It is commonly used in the production of jewelry.

Preparation: The initial step in the mirror polishing process involves preparing the metal surface for polishing. The metal surface is cleaned and any visible scratches or imperfections are removed by sanding. This prepares the surface for subsequent polishing stages to achieve a highly reflective surface.

Coarse Polishing: The next stage involves coarse polishing, which uses an abrasive compound with a grit level ranging from 120 to 400. The abrasive compound is applied to a buffing wheel, and the metal surface is held against the wheel at a specific angle while applying pressure. This stage helps to remove any visible scratches and blemishes from the metal surface.

Medium Polishing: The next stage uses an abrasive compound with a grit level ranging from 600 to 800. This stage removes finer scratches left from the coarse polishing stage and prepares the surface for the next stage of polishing.

Fine Polishing: A buffing wheel is used with an abrasive compound with a grit level ranging from 1000 to 2000. This stage removes any fine scratches and imperfections from the surface, creating a smooth surface ready for the final stages of polishing.

Super-Fine Polishing: A buffing wheel is used with an abrasive compound with a grit level ranging from 3000-7000. This leaves an incredibly smooth final finish, removes any remaining blemishes, and helps produce a highly reflective surface similar to a mirror.

Final Polishing: A final polishing stage is used to achieve the highest level of reflection and shine. The buffing wheel is used with an ultra-fine abrasive compound like Diamond Paste, Alumina Powder, or Cerium Oxide Polish. This stage gives the surface a mirror-like finish, with a high degree of reflectivity.

Cleaning: Once the polishing process is completed, the metal surface is cleaned to remove any debris left from the polishing process.

In conclusion, mirror polishing is a multi-stage process that involves progressing from coarse abrasive compounds to ultra-fine compounds to achieve the desired high level of reflectivity. It involves careful preparation, multiple layers of polishing, and the use of abrasive buffing wheels. By following these steps, a mirror polishing process can turn an ordinary surface into a highly reflective and completely smooth surface.

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