Polishing accessories are products used in polishing and finishing activities. The polishing function can be mechanically executed by using abrasive actions like vibration or rubbing. Alternatively, chemical polishing occurs when acids or alkalis are applied to polishing accessories to remove build-up or contamination from product surfaces.
Polishing accessories are used for deburring, cleaning and smoothing purposes. They are used in metalworking activities to create a smooth finish that strengthens the product, prevents contamination and removes oxidation. In woodworking, polishing accessories are used to smooth out rough exteriors and also to prevent the surfaces from collecting environmental dirt and grime. Polishing accessories are also typical in the glass and plastics industries where product surfaces are buffed and refined for better clarity.
Chemical polishing is done to remove tarnish from metal, brass and copper equipment in the boiler and semiconductor industries. The plumbing industry applies polishing accessories as a preventative measure against corrosion and rust inside pipes and hoses.
Polishing accessories, such as brushes, pads, pucks, files and felts can be bought individually or in the form of finishing kits.