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Product advice - a perfect mirror finish on stainless steel and non-ferrous metals
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The newly developed grinding and polishing system with the new special Trizact&TM; TZ-Pyramid and SuperPolish materials from 111 Abrasives Australia produce a perfect mirror finish quickly and in just a few work cycles.

Example 1 - using the POLY-PTX® 800 Linear sanding/grinding/polishing system:
TZ Pyramid materialStep 1:
Prepare with Trizact&TM; TZ-Pyramid material A45 (grit 400) or even A65 (grit 280) to remove roller scale, scratches and minor unevenness, rework with TZ-Pyramid A30 (grit 600) and finish with A16 (grit 1200). We recommend that you prepare lower quality stainless steel (with minor inclusions etc) or very hard material with A06 (grit 2000).

Yellow Super PolishStep 2:
Use the new yellow SuperPolish material or felt together with the white polishing compound by changing directions crosswise.
IMPORTANT:
After each step remove the compound residue from the workpiece with POLY-Lime powder and a microfibre cloth.

yellow SuperPolish material Step 3:
Finally use the yellow SuperPolish material together with the blue finish polishing cream. This time only polish in one direction.

IMPORTANT:
Use a different SuperPolish disc, belt or sleeve for each polishing step to prevent cross-contamination.
POLY-PTX top finish rings (soft)Step 4:
For the ultimate finish, or if the surface still has some shadows on it, you can refinish it using the pink POLY-Cream (finish- polishing cream) and the POLY-PTX® mirror finishing rings (medium or soft) so as to leave it with an absolutely fantastic mirror finish.

Example 2 - using the VARILEX® WSF 1800 Professional sander/polisher:
TZ Pyramid materialStep 1:
Prepare with Trizact&TM; TZ-Pyramid material A45 (grit 400) or even A65 (grit 280) to remove roller scale, scratches and minor unevenness, rework with TZ-Pyramid A30 (grit 600) and finish with A16 (grit 1200). We recommend that you prepare lower quality stainless steel (with minor inclusions etc) or very hard material with A06 (grit 2000).

yellow SuperPolish materialStep 2:
Use the new yellow SuperPolish material or felt, together with the white polishing compound by changing directions crosswise.
IMPORTANT: After each step, remove the compound residue from the workpiece with POLY-Lime powder and a microfibre cloth.

yellow SuperPolish material Step 3:
Finally use the yellow SuperPolish material together with the blue finish polishing compound. This time only polish in one direction.

IMPORTANT:
Use a different SuperPolish disc, belt or sleeve for each polishing step to prevent cross-contamination.
 

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Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
When building railings in particular, a great deal of work and time is required to finish corners in good polishing quality, generally without producing a truly perfect finish. The new magic word for this is the POLY MAGIC WHEEL® disc. This highly compacted fleece disc was developed over the course of a larger number of tests. It is exclusively designed for grinding and polishing bead and corner welds. The new POLY MAGIC WHEEL® can reduce the time required for this work to a minimum and the result can only be described as a minor miracle - Magic!
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Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !

Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !

Carry out the initial grinding and levelling of the welds.

For coarse weld seams start with the MAGNUM® FILLET WELD disc or the ZIRCOTEX®-FIX Flap discs.

Level the welds with the red disc grit A (80 grit)
Polish to a mirror finish using the POLY MAGIC WHEEL grit B (900 grit).
These discs are very aggressive, save a lot of working time and the result is sensational.
No polishing compounds or creams are required.

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Mirror Finishing with Cotton Rings and Mirror Finishing Rings !
The following techniques are for polishing non-ferrous metals with polishing rings. Ideal also to polish narrow or uneven stainless steel surfaces.
Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
Pre-polish non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, brass and INOX etc with Trizact™ sleeve. Use Cotton Rings with the white polishing paste.

Use the Mirror Finishing Rings - medium - with white paste.
Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
Mirror Finishing in 3 simple steps !
Continue with Mirror Finishing Rings - soft- with blue polishing paste. The final finish is achieved with Mirror Finishing Rings- soft - using the pink polishing cream.
By using less rings the rings will give a softer polish, whilst more rings will be firmer.
Attention: Do not use different pastes or creams on the same rings.

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Maintaining and protecting finished or polished stainless steel surfaces
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Maintaining and protecting finshed or polished stainless steel surfaces

Compound and creamCompound and cream residues can be removed using POLY-PTX® lime powder. Simply scatter on the lime powder and wipe it off using a microfibre cloth.

Compound residuesCompound residues and also fingerprints, dust, minor oil and grease marks and adhesive residue can be removed effortlessly with Brilliance-Clean. Any residue will evaporate immediately.

INOX-ProtectTo protect finished or polished metal surfaces spray INOX-Protect on to the surface, rub off with a microfibre cloth, wipe the surface dry and then polish briefly. The surface will be protected by a dry, invisible film. This effect will remain for several weeks; polished finishes will not be darkened by this product.
microfibre cloth
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Product advice - How to remove the abrasive sleeve from the expansion roller
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Zircotex-Fix Flap Discs

Expansion rollerTo remove the grinding sleeve, place the expansion roller on a round object slightly smaller than the roller. Then simply push the sleeve down using both hands, it will just slide off!

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Product advice - Choose the best abrasive product for your application!
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Magnum Flap Disc

Magnum grinding

MAGNUM® COOL TOP® 3 - the marathon runner !

Did you know that the Magnum Cool Top® 5 Premium Zirconia Flap discs are simply the best?

Our customers are raving about these discs - you can simply not compare it with anything else on the market. Facts of our much loved MAGNUM® COOL TOP® 5 discs:

  • last significantly longer
    > up to 3 times longer then conventional flap discs
  • provide a higher stock removal rate
    > they do the job faster and better
  • allow for cooler grinding due to integrated cooling aids
    > keeps the surface cooler and prevents disc glazing
  • can be used on stainless steel, mild steel, castings etc.
    > one disc does it all (be aware of material cross contamination)
  • can be shaped and worn down to the last millimetre thanks to the unique backing pad made from food-grade quality ABS plastic
    > no more throwing away half-used discs!
  • therefore save time and money !!!
  • are environmentally friendly
    > contains no fibreglass in the backing pad - therefore no fibreglass particles
    > only natural, patented glue is used - no harmful epoxy resin

Why bother with cheap imitations when you can have the best? A trial will convince even the most fastidious user - give us a call now on 07 / 5546 6026 or send us an email here..

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Product advice -Grinding and polishing closed pipe constructions with POLY-PTX®800
Picture POLY-PTX® SURFACE FINISHING MACHINE

Satin Finishing

Pipe finishing

The POLY-PTX® 800 longitudinal grinder/polisher is truly a multi-purpose machine. It proves to be the most useful and indispensable tool in an ever growing number of stainless steel workshops around Australia.

One of the reasons for the success of the all-rounder with the clever grinding system is the ability to grind, sand and finish from coarse to satin, to very fine surface finishing - all this with one tool and simply by quickly changing the abrasives at the end.

But did you know that the same tool can be quickly converted to a powerful, easy to control pipe and tube sanding, finishing and polishing machine? The patented system allows to work even on closed constructions such as handrails etc. without the need to cut and re-glue any belts - simply by using the patented "buttonhole" belt fastening system!

So why spend money for separate tools if you can have all in one? A trial will convince even the most fastidious user - give us a call now on 07 / 5546 6026 or send us an email here..

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Product advice - How to double the life of polishing felt belts!
Picture MIRROR POLISHING FELT BELTS

Fix Belt

Polishing / Mirror finishing equipmentOur POLY-PTX® felt sleeves or belts are well-known to provide the fastest, high-gloss mirror finish on stainless steel, aluminium and other surfaces.

A simple but effective way to virtually double the life of the felt belts is to turn them inside out once they have been filled up with polishing cream or compound residues and continue on the other side! The felt sleeves can be cleaned by running it over a stainless steel wire brush or a very coarse 16 or 24 grit sandpaper.

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Product advice - How to prevent disc clogging when using abrasive discs on aluminium!
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MAGNUM® TIGER SHARK FLAP DISC

Lubrication

Using abrasive sanding discs, belts or flap discs on aluminium has always caused several problems, like clogging of the abrasives and reducing the service life. Various techniques are being used but nothing has really worked successfully - until now:

Say hello to the new grinding, cutting and polishing aid and goodbye to the old grease bar, pig fat, soap etc. and start saving time and money now!

It significantly improves the performance of your grinding, sanding and polishing abrasives - up to 300 % with our ceramic flap discs type TIGER SHARK®! No more clogging up of discs and belts after only seconds of use. Non hazardous, no dangerous fumes, easy to wipe off and does not affect the welding process. It even reduces the amount of fine aluminium dust created by the sanding process. Of course you can use it also with all other flap discs, belts, sleeves and our range of ZIRCOTEX-FIX® flap discs!

The correct speed is another important factor. Use our variable speed angle grinder VARILEX® and you will increase the service life even more!

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Product advice - How to get the maximum use out of the ZIRCOTEX®-FIX flap discs
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Zircotex-Fix Flap Discs

ircotex-Fix Backing Pad - How to put a disc on

Do you know how to get the maximum life out of the range of ZIRCOTEX®-FIX products?

  • choose the right speed for the application - use a variable speed angle grinder to select the optimum rpm (see our VARILEX® angle grinder).

  • when the disc is worn down to the edge of the backing pad simply change over to the next smaller size backing pad and continue to work until the whole material on the disc is used up !

Using a smaller size backing pad will increase the flexibility of the disc.
If you are still using regular fibre discs because of the required flexibility, try our ZIRCOTEX®-FIX flap discs - with increased flexibility very similar to a fibre disc and a service life of up to 25 times longer then a regular fibre disc !!!

click here to find out more about the available ZIRCOTEX®-FIX KLETT Hook & Loop product range

Interested in a trial of this unique, world wide patented system?
Contact us now to discuss your requirements!

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Product advice - How to join POLY-PTX® grinding belts
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All POLY-PTX® Belts (30x600mm) can be easily joined with the Poly-Adhesive Tape

  • the cut on the belt should be diagonal across the belt, at 45 degrees.

  • turn the belt inside out to add the adhesive tape.

  • apply POLY-Adhesive Tape all around the belt, including a 100mm extra overlap.

  • turn belt inside out again.

That's it.


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last updated 29.10.14