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What is this stuff--no description on the container.

Discussion in 'Pipe Making Forums' started by Quinn Martin, Dec 16, 2013.

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  1. Quinn Martin

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    I picked up some buffing wheels, Tripolli, White diamond, and this stuff at Northern tool and equipment last week. They had these polishing compounds for a few bucks each so I got the one with the blue lid. They also had one with a green lid and a few others, but no description of the contents except the obvious, no explanation of the grit, just different colored bottles. The people at the store couldn't even tell me the difference between the different bottles. What's the deal?
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  2. BigCasino

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    Well they are different for sure I used to have a chart explaining the different types of polishing compounds, try googling it, some are better on metals and some are better on woods and plastics
     
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    Taste it?
    If you're really stumped, stop in a local jeweler and ask them if they have an idea. Gunsmith as well may know.
     
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    I believe the first one is your basic Blue plastics/metal polishing compound - for removing scratches (headlights, etc.). Never used it for pipe work before - not sure what it actually is or if you want it in/on your stemwork.

    The second one looks OLD ;-)
    Don't know what it is, but again, doesn'took pipey to me. It's not yellow, brown/red, or white !

    (I'm real smart)
     
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  7. Quinn Martin

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    Sorry, the second pic is what was inside the container of the first pic.
     
  8. woody

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    Looks brown to me.
     
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    More Beige really.
    Oh damn. Read my signature.
     
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    Funny, they dont list wood in that chart?
     
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    Think plastic.
     
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