Yes! This is called edge buffing and the method is often used when polishing metal with an angle grinder, a buffing wheel, and compound. See below:
What size buffing wheel should I use for polishing?
We recommend a 9" airway buffing wheel size for most—it offers a great balance of maneuverability and life of the buffing wheel. For greater detail work, consider an 8" buffing wheel. The 10" and 12" (custom size) are often so large as to only to be used by professionals on large flat work, such as a fuel tanker. Businesses, professionals, and skilled users may find that 10" Airway Buffing Wheels are ideal for them because of the longer life of the wheel. Some users purchase 10" Airway Buffs with the intention of wearing them down to 8" or 9" to use for their detailed work, as opposed to buying multiple sizes.
Pairing buffing wheels with polishing compound correctly:
Aluminum Metal Polishing
Polishing aluminum with our airway buffing wheels are typically done in a two-step process. We recommend pairing our Brown Tripoli Metal Polishing Compound with our orange airway buffing wheels as the first step.
Polishing stainless steel with our Airway Buffing Wheels is typically a two step process. The first step is to pair our red airway buffing wheel with out Black Magic Compound. The second step involves using a Pink buffing wheel with our Yellow Deluxe Compound. For an extra show-shine finish, some use a white buffing wheel with our Blue Rouge Metal Polishing Compound at no more than 2,200 RPM.
How to polish aluminum wheels:
To polish aluminum and stainless steel wheels, pair the appropriate metal buffing and polishing compound (as listed above) with a smaller diameter airway buffing wheel to get into the hard-to-reach areas of the wheel.
The buffing wheel should be spinning at it’s normal speed and the rake should be held securely when held up to a stationary bench grinder or lathe. On a grinder, please exercise caution when raking. We recommend using your feet to hold the rake to the ground and holding the angle-grinder to it.
Why should I rake my buff?
Raking your buff removes hardened and burned on polishing and buffing compound from the edges of your buffing wheel. Compound build up can reduce the efficiency of the buffing wheel while also creating a rougher surface. If you notice a significant decrease in the residual metal dust produced when buffing, rake the buffing wheel and reapply a small amount of metal polishing compound.
Very happy with the cutting airway, cuts fast and clean! Will be buying more!
Bought a few airway wheels and compounds from these guys to use with a Makita grinder, and it’s amazing! It’s literally my first time so it’s not perfect but if you saw the before pictures, you’d realize just how good these products are, can’t wait to buy more!
Made my wheels look new after being ran all winter and never getting cleaned. Great stuff
Good in between pad I see people advertising about using it as a 2 step process I don’t like that you can rake the pad really good use a little bit of green bar and it’s still not a good finish you need to finish up with the white pad with the green bar to get a nice clean finish
I like this pad it works good sometimes I wish it was a little stiffer but it works good as long as your prep work is good it’s fine
Best finishing pad I’ve found no need to buy 3 different finishing pads
Easy to use, it's all I use.
Outstanding performance on polishing aluminum to show quality shine
Hands down best products available
Hands down best products available
First time polishing and turned out great
Love your products love how easy your ordering process is and ill be def spending lots more with renagade
Absolutely love Renegade Wheels and tripoli bars!! Mirror finish every time!!!
I use this pad a lot I do not like the flannel pad it makes a mess
This pad works good it’s better that the other brand where they have 10 different color pads and multi color pads that just do the same exact thing
I use these pads for polishing semis motor home wheels and pickup and car wheels and parts they work good they lose their stiffness after a while but they are good still just have to sand finer
Worked great, brought my still to a mirror shine sorry but I didn't take no picks
Thank you great product
I bought this to polish my moonshine still, it was an old dirty keg, and that polish wheel polished it to a mirror finish. Love it!!
Excellent and long lasting buffs.
Love these airbuffs. Only brand I use!
Renegade has the best products around. As a driver and polisher I’ve found their products can’t be beat.
love renegade products! everything from rebel polish to buffing wheels!
I’ve used renegade a little in the past on some big rigs and now on my forged aluminum wheels. I’ve always been happy with the results!
Best buffing pad I ever used,over the other brands great results.
Make my job easier and exepcional results.
Really good products!
Tank on a dump truck. First shine it had in years, Great product!! Would recommend to others.
makes polishing easy
The best polishing compounds and wheels I've come across.
Awesome products at a good price
used alot of different products. maverick is by far the best!!
Really impressed with Renegade products
Awesome product. Great shine every time!
Been polishing aluminum for the past 16 years. Had never used Renegade products. This was my first time using Renegade. Wow excellent product. Started using them after my other suppliers went out not business. I dont know why I didn’t switch before but I’m glad I did. Thank you Renegade
Good product always
I use these to cut the oxidation and scratches out of many billet wheels. These things last through several sets of wheels and I use them down to the very last bit that can be safely used. Never disappointed and neither are my clients.
Works just as described. I use these as a second steps on many billet wheels. Always leaves an outstanding shine that leaves my customers in awe.
Never used or tried before but did my research and it came out perfect with patience. Ready to polish some more stuff.
Life of wheel could be better
Does a great job
I can’t say enough about using your product. I was using Zephyr products for awhile until I ran across Renegade products used by professional polishers. I love the results these products produce.
Best stuff out
Any product used from Renegade never disappoints! Only products I’ll use
Best stuff out there!!
Not used yet
Not used yet
Renegade wheels and Rebel red by far the best stuff I have found today!!!!
Excited to use these buffing wheels! Favorite part is how you folks always follow up with purchases.
Doesn’t get any easier!
Results speak for themselves
It makes them shine
Started buffing when I was 17 (21 now), tried some different companies when I first started, ran into Evan Steiger on youtube and saw he used renegade so I thought I’d give it a shot, I’ve been using it ever since, honestly love their products, and look forward to doing more business.
Best thing ever!!!
Orange wheel Brown bar!!!
Just an added touch to the heavy artillery
the best products
Results speaks for themselves.. left zephyr in the dust. I was using zephyr had to see what the fuss was about, needless to say best decision ever...
It’s a breeze with the brown rouge n the orange airways then yellow airway & green rouge and this is your finishe. Not bad for a beginner
Tks Renegade for making me look good.
Every product worked extremely well
I use yellow wheel 2sc cut are when metal just need be cut you in our shop daily at SEMO SHINE ALUMINUM POLISHING
This flannel pad with the your blue bar brings these wheels back to a brand new appearance. Thanks for making a superior product for the novice man.
Best in the business hands down!
Small sample of a dump truck I just got finish with the wheels look amazing thanks to Renegade and a little elbow grease LOL these wheels are amazing
Best product I've used. I use renegade for everything
Great products yall have
Mark (Beau) L.
Left a great mirror like finishing shine!
Will never use another brand. Top notch products. With top notch outcome
Awesome products to work with.
Came out nice and shiny, what great products.
Used zypher for a long time but saw the results that renegade wheels get and had to try I’ve found my go to wheels great quality and last
I highly recommend these buffs
It works amazing. It does what it supposed to do. It works like a charm.
Car hauler that came to the Mojo man shop 2 have Drive axles polish I used an Orange wheel and Tripoli Rouge then hit it with green Rouge and that made that mirror finish that they love
Super happy! Used the red, yellow buffs and finished with white. Couldn’t be happier with the results! Thank you
Quality product, fast shipping, excellent customer service! Online buying the way it should be!
Angel power wash
Really good product
New to polishing; I decided to polish my aluminum boat myself.I started with a competitor’s products but wasn’t completely satisfied with my results. I made the switch to renegade after seeing the products in action on several YouTube channels. I’ve been highly satisfied so far with Renegade products.
Mixed blue compound Max’s for a sexy finish
Yellow with green compound brings a very nice shine
Cutting with the brown compound brings it out really nice
Best product hands down. Customers love the finished product Because nobody With in a 100 mile radius of where I live does any polishing at all
It was my first time using your products. I purchased the brown Tripoli bar and the 8” yellow buffing wheel and they worked really well compared to other similar products that I’ve used in the past. Definitely recommended renegade products.
Best products I’ve ever used and I’ve used all kinds
The best cutting and polishing products I’ve ever used
Is a picture of a rimless have sanded and me polishing half of it on purpose to give you a good view of the difference
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All buffing wheels
All these buffing wheels are awesome . Tried many wheels not to mention top name brands but handdown I changed 1 year ago to all this wheels. N compounds will never look back to any of the last 4 wheel companies I tried before.