How to ensure the perfect final polish


Anyone stepping up to the challenge of polishing stainless steel to a mirror finish needs to use very specific tools. Manufacturers of abrasives like RHODIUS have the right products on offer here. These tools are always used where a high-gloss finish or a very low surface roughness needs to be achieved – or restored, as part of a servicing assignment. One example is plant construction for the food or pharmaceuticals industry. The stainless steel installed here needs to be continually polished to a mirror finish. Only a truly smooth finish is capable of meeting the most stringent hygienic requirements, since dirt and deposits cannot accumulate on the highly polished surfaces. At the same time, the high-gloss finish extends the lifetime of the material – and therefore of the whole plant. As a rule, the workpiece to be processed must no longer exhibit any deep scratches or inclusions. To ensure an optimum end result, the stainless steel surface should first be prepared with grinding tools having a grit of 60 or higher. For the steps that follow, we recommend using an adjustable-speed angle polisher – this is the only way to be assured of optimum working results.