Buffing Wheel Material

As we know, there are many kinds of polishing buffing wheels are made of different materials. How to choose the appropriate buffing wheel for your task? It helps you choose the appropriate buffing wheel if you know the materials for polishing buffing wheels. We have put up a list for different buffing wheel materials and buffing wheels made of them, and the applications of these polishing buffing wheels.

Material Picture Description Buffing Wheel Application
Cotton fabric-Cotton Buffing Wheels
Muslin fabric Muslin fabric using for polishing buffing wheel is made of 100% cotton with a plain weave, it is fine, soft and economy, polishing buffing wheels made of this material are great for final high polishing. There are many kinds of muslin fabric with different yarn count, density and weight.

 

Types of buffing wheels made of this material:

Stitched/loose leaf, with washer or not; Can be with shellac center.

Mounted cotton buffing wheel

Cotton airway buffing wheels, bias cotton buffs

For final high polishing

Use with white polishing compound, blue polishing compound, red rouge polishing compound for final high polishing on metals, Musical instrument and jewelries.

Hard treated Muslin fabric   Muslin fabric can be hard treated by starching or dipping in solvent based resins to make it last longer and aggressive, and can be treated to different colors with different hardness. Hard treated cotton buffs are using for cutting, and pre-polishing for metals. With different colours and different hardness.
Ranked by hardness from hart to soft is blue, orange, yellow, white.
Cotton twill   Cotton twill fabric is versatile, durable, can be used for airway buffing wheels and pleated cotton buffs. For final high polishing Use with white/blue polishing compound
Denim   Denim is a kind fabric of cotton twill, it is economy and durable. Color cotton buffs are made of this fabric.

 

Types of this buffing wheel material:

Stitched/loose leaf, with washer or not. Can be treated.

For middle stage polishing of hard metals and initial polishing of soft metals
Use with green polishing compound, brown Tripoli polishing compound
Bleached Muslin fabric   Bleached Muslin fabric is softer than natural muslin fabric, cotton buffs with this fabric is used for final high mirror polishing on metals and jewelries.
Loose leaf tcotton buffing wheel, with washer or not
For final high polishing

Use with white/blue/red rouge polishing compound

Flannel cloth   Flannel cloth is made of bleached muslin fabric after napping, it is the softest fabric, very goods for mirror finishing on soft metals.

 

Types of this flannel buffing wheel material:

Stitched/loose leaf/airway buffing wheels

With steel center, washer or not

For final high polishing
Use white/blue/red rouge polishing compound
Sisal cloth and cotton cloth-Sisal Buffing Wheels
Sisal cloth, sisal only Sisal fiber has natural cutting properties, and it is a kind of good raw material for making polishing wheels, sisal cloth comes with different density and weight, density 6*7, 8*6 and 8*7 are commonly used. For heavy cutting

Use with black/brown Tripoli polishing compound

Sisal cloth and cotton cloth Cotton layers and sisal layers stitched together to make a sisal-cotton polishing wheel, less aggressive then pure sisal polishing wheel, used for cutting, removing orange peel, grinding marks and scratches left from previous abrasive operation.

Stitched, with washer or not; airway buffing wheels with steel center

For heavy cutting

Use with black/brown Tripoli polishing compound

Sisal only or sisal cloth and cotton cloth, treated Dipping the sisal or sisal/cotton polishing wheel in solvent based resins to make them more aggressive for heavy duty cutting.

Black/orange/yellow/pink treated sisal buffing wheels are available

With washer or not; airway buffing wheels types

For very heavy cutting

Use with black/brown Tripoli polishing compound

Wool felt-Felt Polishing Wheels
100% wool felt Types of this buffing wheel material:

Square felt polishing wheels, felt polishing discs, felt ring buffs, felt bobs

For final high polishing

Use with white/blue/red rouge polishing compound

 100% wool    Wool polishing bonnet, wool polishing pad  For final high polishing
Nylon fibre/non woven cloth-Non-woven Polishing Wheels
Nylon fibre with abrasives Nylon grinding wheel, nylon flap grinding disc, mounted nylon grinding wheel For surface grinding and stain finish

Use with black/brown Tripoli polishing compound

Non woven cloth with abrasives Non woven wheel, airway stain web polishing wheel, mounted non woven polishing wheel For satin finish and cleaning all metals

Use with black/brown Tripoli polishing compound

Sponge-Car polishing sponge
Sponge Car polishing sponge pad For car polishing

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