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Jewelers' Rouge?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by The_Antibubba, May 27, 2004.

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  1. The_Antibubba

    The_Antibubba Member

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    I've often seen this substance recommended for very fine polishing of metal parts, but I've never seen it. Are there comparable metal polishing substances, or a relatively inexpensive source for it?
     
  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    Jeweler's Rouge

    Howdy,

    You can get it in block form at Sears for not a lot of money. If you want
    to use a buffing wheel to polish parts, just hold the block against the
    wheel while it spins.

    If you want to polish up somethin' flat, that's been prepped with 600-1,000 grit sandpaper on glass, get an old piece of denim and work some J & B
    Bore Clearner into the fabric, and lay the cloth on a hard, flat surface while
    you buff.

    For powdered rouge, you may have to go to a jeweler.

    Whatcha gonna polish?

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
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    You should be able to get it at Home Depot in wax/stick form.

    Simichrome polish is approximately equal, as is crocus cloth, both of which you should be able to find at decent hardware stores.
     
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