To polish metal is very important because it helps to avoid oxidation and corrosion, two of the major problems of metals. These materials provide excellent strength and resistance but also an inexorable decay if the user doesn't take the appropriate measures.
A good polishing creates in the best case a mirror like finish being capable of creating pieces that fit in jewelry or other area with a specific focus in the appearance.
The process of polishing is very easy; it requires a polisher and a material to intensively rub the metal so we are talking about a mechanical one. The polishers usually employ silicones, waxes, solvents, acids and more chemicals, each one with a function.
There's the intention of discarding the most exterior layer of the metal because that way the metal loses an already oxidized surface with lack of brilliance and probably rusty or corroded to some extent. This step can be done with chemicals or mechanically with the aid of sandpaper. With sandpaper the usual technique is to select it from abrasive to soft in a linear fashion using intermediate numbers.
Once the metal has a shiny looking without the old surface, it's time to apply the polisher to give the desired finish. It's true that this could be completely manual but fortunately there are tools that keep up valuable time and provide more possibilities of straightforward success in the task. A rotary tool with a hard material in the tip should guarantee a good degree of radiance. From our experience this is a very important aspect, because a soft and kind application doesn’t work here equally well. You could experience a big change between different types of materials and polishers, so it's a matter of finding the one that's the best option.