Question about satining or any polish

(Username) #1

Just a few questions:

Whats the use of steel wool vs sandpaper?
Is brasso enough or do i need diamond compound? ( mirror polish)

and for satining in general, what is a good (cheap) drill to buy and why?
What do I look for in a drill?



I use one of these guys:"+Drill+3.5Amp+Keyless+Chuck&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=17263233344063271088&sa=X&ei=9A9ETq7kFtLYiAL19d3XAg&ved=0CFQQ8wIwBA
I found it for 15-20 bucks a couple years ago somewhere, and it works just fine for what I use it for.

to satin (not polish, but satin for a good grinding surface) I use 80 grit, then 120, 220, 400, and finish off with 600. The 400 and 600 aren’t necessary, I just use them to add some shine.

I think steel wool is to give it more shine, but I’m not sure. I’ve never tried for a mirror polish before, so can’t really give info on that.

(Shisaki) #3

Steel wool I heard takes off the color faster, not sure though since I never used it and isn’t necessary, just use sand paper.
Just use any polish, it doesn’t really matter
You can use any drill you have at home, or buy a cheap one, they’ll all get the job done. Look for something with lots of battery life or with a outlet plug if you’re a perfectionist like me.


if you want to polish then steel wool is a great tool. I use it every time. A lot of you have seen pics of my polished agapes. Now if you are just satining then no steel wool isn’t necessary.


To polish, you need to use 000 or 0000 grade steel wool.