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Using Buffing Blocks

Matte Finish Buffing Blocks

Buff metals to a soft, non-glossy finish
For use on all ImpressArt blanks (excludes plated Artisan blanks).
Coarse Grit

Coarse Grit

Use coarse grit to soften sharp edges and shape soft metals.

Hold buffing block in palm of hand and use downward strokes with moderate pressure to file sharp edges and the back of pierced holes. Repeat until edges are smooth to touch.

Note: Be sure not to scratch the surface of the blank.

Medium Grit

Medium Grit

Use medium grit to create a brushed matte textured surface.

Hold buffing block in palm of hand and use even, smooth downward strokes to buff surface to a matte finish. Repeat until desired texture is achieved.

High Polish Finishing Blocks

Buff metals to a brilliant, high-shine finish
For use on all ImpressArt blanks (excludes plated Artisan blanks).
Fine Grit

Fine Grit

Use fine grit to quickly clean and polish blanks.

Hold buffing block in palm of hand and move block in even, back and forth strokes to remove dirt and dried enamel left on the raised surfaces.

Super Fine Grit

Use extra fine grit for buffing to a high shine.

Hold buffing block in palm of hand and buff in tiny, back and forth strokes with light pressure to get a get a mirror-like shine.