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buffing wheel

[′bəf·iŋ ‚wēl]
(design engineering)
A flexible wheel with a surface of fine abrasive particles for buffing operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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You'll need to address a couple of preliminary details to assure consistent success, Before using the buffing wheel, grind the tool edge to the proper angle.
The speed of the buffing wheel is important and is calculated in surface feet per minute or SFM.
Polishing pits and scratches out of a fine Colt single action, or two-line 1911s with a buffing wheel will destroy a family heirloom forever.
If elbow grease alone won't do the trick, or if you have large areas to cover, use a drill and small buffing wheel (Photo 1; $6 at home centers).
This may take several sessions with the file and buffing wheel. Remember to use a soft touch with the hex wrench when tightening the screws to avoid stripping the threads.
In fact, I'm willing to bet that hardly anyone keeps track of the number of guns that can be blued with 50 pounds of salts, let alone how long a buffing wheel lasts or how much compound is used.