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Buffing Stainless With Handheld Tool

I need to re-buff some (polished but lightly scuffed all over) stainless steel back to a mirror finish. Normally, I'd use a bench-mount buffing wheel. However, the object is too big to lift and hold over a wheel. What tool do I need? Any brand or usage tips?

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My buddy used my Dremel to polish a couple stainless guns. May be too small for what you are doing.
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Try your cutting compounds by hand first. The oxidization (?) may not be that thick and doing it by hand may be possible and easy enough.

Otherwise a double action polisher with course then fine cutting compounds is my recommendation.
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Try a die or angle grinder with cotton buffing wheels. You can use dry compound from Rio Grande or Maguires Marine Polish would work well I think. Use a dog hair brush to rake the cotton wheel to get it fuzzy.

https://www.riogrande.com/category/tools-and-equipment/polishing-and-finishing

https://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece-buffing-and-polishing-kit-67259.html?_br_psugg_q=buffing+pads

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Isnít there an attachment that goes on the end of the bench grinder that gives you a flexible buffing pad? No air required and itís much bigger than a Dremel.
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Harbor freight makes buffing pads that can be chucked into a drill or one that can be mounted to an angle grind. Gives you several options depending on your need.




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