#1

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Redwood City
I recently acquired a polished blackland Blackbird as part of a trade. It’s beautiful but has a bunch of hairline scratches on it. What’s the safest way to buff them out?


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#2
Best way would be bench grinder with proper sanding wheels and buffing wheels, i would ask the owner of BB razors regarding the buffing wheels because he mentioned while back that he does the polishing himself on the polished razors
#3

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
I have had pretty good luck using a non-abrasive powdered scratch removal compound or whitening toothpaste with a microfiber cloth, rubbing only with the direction of the grain. For really fine scratches, a jeweler's cloth works well.
John
#4

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Redwood City
(12-27-2017, 08:14 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had pretty good luck using a non-abrasive powdered scratch removal compound or whitening toothpaste with a microfiber cloth, rubbing only with the direction of the grain.  For really fine scratches, a jeweler's cloth works well.

the scratches that im working with are very fine so i dont want to over complicate this by purchasing additional hardware like grinding or buffing wheels. would a jewelers cloth and some kind of stainless steel buffing compound work? if so, what buffing compound should i be using?
#5

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(12-27-2017, 11:08 PM)drdeemanda Wrote:
(12-27-2017, 08:14 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had pretty good luck using a non-abrasive powdered scratch removal compound or whitening toothpaste with a microfiber cloth, rubbing only with the direction of the grain.  For really fine scratches, a jeweler's cloth works well.

the scratches that im working with are very fine so i dont want to over complicate this by purchasing additional hardware like grinding or buffing wheels. would a jewelers cloth and some kind of stainless steel buffing compound work? if so, what buffing compound should i be using?

A jeweler's cloth by itself might handle really fine scratches. I think I used Revere Stainless Steel for scratches on a wristwatch. Other people have recommended Bar Keeper's Friend.
John
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#6

DE FACTO = DE
Ohio
(This post was last modified: 12-28-2017, 02:03 AM by bakerbarber.)
Simichrome or Flitz is where it's at.

Bar Keeper's Friend might be too coarse if you aren't familiar with it.
Shave yourself.
-Todd
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#7

Merchant
Nashville, TN
(This post was last modified: 12-28-2017, 04:14 PM by Pete123.)
The best results will come from a buffing wheel with metal polishing compound.

While a bench buffer would make super fast work of this, you can achieve this with a Dremel. If interested, I'll find the products needed on Amazon and post them for you. It wouldn't cost much and you would have what you need for other projects.

Those handles are stainless steel, so anything you do by hand will take lots and lots of elbow grease.

I do a lot of this type thing.
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#8

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Redwood City
(12-28-2017, 04:11 PM)Pete123 Wrote: The best results will come from a buffing wheel with metal polishing compound.

While a bench buffer would make super fast work of this, you can achieve this with a Dremel. If interested, I'll find the products needed on Amazon and post them for you. It wouldn't cost much and you would have what you need for other projects.

Those handles are stainless steel, so anything you do by hand will take lots and lots of elbow grease.

I do a lot of this type thing.


That would be amazing! Thank you!


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Merchant
Nashville, TN
(This post was last modified: 12-28-2017, 04:28 PM by Pete123.)
Great little kit of various compounds including instructions.  The different colors represent the size of the grit and thus how aggressive they are.  White is usually for Stainless, though you may need a more aggressive one to start with.

https://www.amazon.com/1-Ounce-Polishing...g+compound

Here is a great little kit with buffing wheels.

https://www.amazon.com/ZFE-Polishing-Man...hing+wheel


They have other options that would save a few bucks, though these two kits are under $25, have Prime shipping, and will set you up many years. Those buffing wheels come with a 1/8 inch shank. That should fit your Dremel, though you may want to check just in case.
Hendrix Classics & Co.
Timeless Razors to Pass Along for Generations

www.hendrixclassics.com
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#10

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Redwood City
(12-28-2017, 04:27 PM)Pete123 Wrote: Great little kit of various compounds including instructions.  The different colors represent the size of the grit and thus how aggressive they are.  White is usually for Stainless, though you may need a more aggressive one to start with.

https://www.amazon.com/1-Ounce-Polishing...g+compound

Here is a great little kit with buffing wheels.

https://www.amazon.com/ZFE-Polishing-Man...hing+wheel


They have other options that would save a few bucks, though these two kits are under $25, have Prime shipping, and will set you up many years. Those buffing wheels come with a 1/8 inch shank. That should fit your Dremel, though you may want to check just in case.


Thanks pete!!


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