How to use white diamond rouge

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Forum topic by Sanderguy777 posted 02-13-2015 02:19 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2015 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rouge white diamond polisher polishing wheel polishing compound trick tip question carving tool blade finishing sharpening

I have some white diamond rouge but, I have no idea of the right way to use it. It chips and makes a bunch of dust when I use it dry on my home made polisher. Is there some trick or some liquid I have to use? I am using a polishing wheel but I’m not sure what kind. ( I moved into the house and the polisher and compound came with it) Thanks
P.S. I am wanting to use it on metal (knives, tools, etc)

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#1 posted 02-22-2015 03:04 AM

I don’t know the “grit” of your white paste, but, usually, you save the diamond stuff for the final, since it’s spendy.

Because of the cost, I doubt I’d use it on anything that might absorb it. Instead, I’d use it on a leather or other wheel. Alternately, I’d use it for hand work on glass or granite.

You can put a little dob on something and see if it’ll mix with mineral oil. I suspect it will, which will let you keep it moist for needed cooling of both the paste and the blade.

Just for reference, my Spyderco Techo will push cut paper. Too, you could use the edge for a mirror to shave, if it were a bigger area. I get to that point using McGuires Mag Polish, after stopping at what the company supplying my water stones calls 600 grit.

My buff wheels make quick work of the process, but it goes amazingly fast doing the final polish by hand too.

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