Standard abrasive polishing compounds are made of abrasive grains in a grease/wax matrix. Employing the Bonded Burnisher™ system, hard spheroids replace the abrasive grains, resulting in a compound that smooths rather than removes. While this does not replace more aggressive abrasive compounds, the Bonded Burnisher™ compounds allow stages of the polishing process to develop surface luster without unnecessary removal of material, and loss of detail.
A photomicrograph of the compound. Note the spheroidal burnishing media and the translucent wax/grease binder:
An approximately 5mm x 5mm photomicrograph of lines scribed in a metal surface, and polished with black rouge compound.
An approximately 8mm x 8mm photomicrograph of lines scribed in a metal surface, and polished with Bonded Burnisher™ compound.