Steel and Cast Iron are, by their nature, difficult to buff because of their hardness and the variety of alloys. The advent of sisal buffing wheels and finger buffs made with a combination of cloth and sisal has made the buffing of ferrous metals common place.
JacksonLea's proprietary cloth constructions and specialty buff treatments have created new methods to buff ferrous metals. Our sew pleat and hot pleat buffs are particularly good for ferrous metals.
Polishing with JacksonLea abrasive belts with grits 240 or finer prior to buffing can greatly speed up the finishing operation. This procedure is generally recommended, but is dependent on the quality of the steel.