As the delivery mechanism for compounds, selecting the right buffing wheel is an important factor in successful finishing. To this end, Matchless supplies full disk buffs, bias airway buffs, sisal (both bias and full disk), and cloth/sisal constructions. These buffs are available in a wide variety of cloths, sewing arrangements, diameters, face widths, arbor sizes, and dip treatments. Just like our compounds, our buffing wheels are constructed to your specific requirements and quantities.
Bias Airway Buffs
Since the advent of automatic buffing equipment, bias airway buffs have become the industry standard for buffing wheels. Although the buffing equipment will establish some parameters, similar to full disk sewn buffs, bias airway buffs may be constructed in a wide variety of fabrics and treatments. Furthermore, the construction of bias airway buffs is designed to allow for the “ganging” of multiple buffs to achieve a wider working surface.
Common bias airway buffs include:
- Regular 86/80 fabric – most frequently in 16 ply, but also available in 12, 20 and 24 ply (others on request)
- Various Mill and Dip treated fabrics and sisal – as with full sewn buffs there are several different hardness’s and attributes to choose from
- Cloth and sisal combinations – referred to as open face, double cloth bias sisal (ODCBS), these buffs are very popular for fast cutting in steel and stainless steel requirements
- Canton and domet constructions are also used where softness, limited or no scratching is demanded
Matchless Metal Polish Co.
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