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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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This has opened up a promising new market for high-gloss polishes in Europe -- but one that requires use of ultra-high-speed burnishers, rather than electric high speed units, to attain the required gloss levels.
Battery burnishers are initially the most costly alternative but provide results closer to that delivered by propane, with mobility and low noise levels.
As a result, we sold Eagle to its former owners and will continue to source burnishers from this company as needed.
Products include scrubbers, sweepers, extractors, burnishers, buffers, other specialized floor cleaning equipment and supplies for both indoor and outdoor applications, and a complete line of industrial floor coatings.
The earlier introductions of a battery-operated burnisher and a new line of propane burnishers also contributed importantly to 1998's sales increase, Rau said.
Its scrubbers, burnishers, extractors, sweepers and specialty vacuums are distributed through a network of some 800 dealers in the U.
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