cutting before burnishing?

by Lindsay


I have just bought a barrel polisher & steel shot. I am polishing solid 9ct gold pieces which I have cleaned up and sanded with a fine paper. I would like a high shine finish. Do you recommend doing a cutting cycle first and then a burnishing or should I just do burnishing with the steel?

Thanks for any advice!

Stacy's Answer:

Hi Lindsay!

First, make sure that you are using Stainless steel shot and not steel shot as if you are using a wet solution, the steel will rust. A cutting cycle first will help to even out and refine the surface of the metal which should give you a much more even, high polish finish when following up with a burnishing spin.

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