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    6" Mini Airway Buffing Wheels

    Color
    White Flannel
    Yellow
    UBM
    Mirror Shine
    Purple

    6" Mini Airway Buffing Wheels For Metal Polishing

    Our 6" Mini Airway Buffing Wheels are expertly crafted using various mill treatments and fabric construction methods to offer wheels with distinct stiffness levels, catering to the specific needs of different metals. Whether you're working with aluminum, stainless steel, or other metals, our range of buffing wheels provides exceptional performance and results.

    Why Would I Need Smaller Buffing Wheels?

    These wheels are manufactured to a 6" diameter and are meant to be used on smaller 5" and 6" variable speed grinders, such as those manufactured by DeWalt, Bosch, and Milwaukee. (NOTE: These flanges and wheels are not to be used with single-speed, high-RPM grinders.)

    The smaller construction of the wheels paired with the smaller machine make them ideal for use on more detailed projects and hard-to-reach areas where a conventional buffing wheel and machine setup are not ideal due to their size.

    These mini buffing wheels MUST be used with our 3" Mini Insertable Flanges, as they will allow for the proper seating and mounting of these mini buffing wheels.

    Tailoring Your Buffing Wheel and Polishing Compound Pairings for Different Metals

    • Yellow Wheels: Pair the Mini Yellow Airway Buffing Wheel with a "color" compound such as our Green Rouge to add luster to your polished metal surfaces.

    • Purple Buffing Wheel: Specifically formulated for use with our White Rouge or Blue Rouge Compound Bars to ensure a brilliant shine.

    • UBM, Flannel, and Mirror Shine Wheels: Engineered for the final finish, these versatile wheels can be effectively used for both aluminum and stainless steel, leaving a flawless surface and should be used with "finish" bar such as our Competition Purple Polishing Compound.

    You use the edge of the buffing wheel to polish? 

    Yes! Edge buffing is a technique commonly used in conjunction with an angle grinder, a buffing wheel, and compound. Achieve a shiny, polished edge effortlessly. See below:   

    Pro tip: Always rake your buffing wheels.

    How do I use a buffing wheel rake?

    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 use a buffing wheel rake

    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.

    What Polisher/Grinder Goes best with these buffing wheels? 

    These mini buffing wheels are most ideal for use with the DeWalt DWE43240INOX machine.

    What are the safety requirements for buffing wheels & metal polishing? 

    We HIGHLY recommend that you use a full face respirator mask! This FULL FACE RESPIRATOR MASK  is highly recommended and great quality. 

    Generally speaking, our Airway Buffing Wheels should be run at the following speeds:

    • First Stage/"Cut" Stage: about 2,500 RPM 

      • Mini Yellow Airway Buffing Wheel
    • Second Stage/"Color" Stage: about 2,000 RPM

      • Mini Purple Airway Buffing Wheel
    • Third Stage/"Finish" Stage: 1,600 to 1,800 RPM

      • Flannel, Mirror Shine, UBM Airway Buffing Wheel