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burnish

[′bər·nish]
(engineering)
To polish or make shiny.
(metallurgy)
To develop a smooth, lustrous surface finish by tumbling with steel balls or rubbing with a hard metal pad.

burnish

To polish by friction; to make smooth and lustrous.
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Each model was fitted with OEM replacement brake pads and rotors and tested using the FMVSS burnish procedure, with the exception that three repeated AEB tests were conducted at fixed steps in the burnishing sequence.
The 3M Sky Blue Hi-Performance Burnish Pad 3050 increases image clarity and improves gloss in 18% fewer passes than similar burnishing pads.
However, the squeal data indicate that most of the squeal occurs during the burnish cycle and not so many squeals after the burnish cycle.
On the third day of an international tour designed to burnish his foreign policy credentials, Mr Obama and other American senators held two hours of talks with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul.
Facility managers should look for coatings that offer a high degree of burnish resistance, as well as a finish that stands up to routine cleaning.
Other special designs are available to burnish flat surfaces, contours, spheres, and virtually any part configuration.