Polishing: An Introduction
This process produces a surface with significant specular reflection, but is also capable of reducing diffuse reflection in some materials.
In addition to parts in cars and other vehicles, handrails, cookware, kitchenware, and architectural metal, polishing can improve their appearance. Buffing, a form of polishing, can also be used to prevent corrosion and buildup of bacteria and mold on pipes. Light reflectors are also made using buffing.
|Materials||Metals such as aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and steel|
|Texture||A glossy finish|
|Types||Chemical polishing, mechanical polishing|
|Applications||Jewelry, lenses, and sealing parts|