Mid stage polishing compounds also known as cut and colour compounds.
Used between cutting and polishing as a second stage. Or on their own as a one operation bar.
Large 8 x 2 x 2” Bars made by Lea Manufacturing in the UK
2000D is suitable for all metals including aluminium, brass, steel, silver etc. It is a very good – green – one operation bar and produces a nice finish.
2755 and Midas are both suited more to steel (ferrous metals), this yellow bar is a good general purpose compound.
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Generally speaking jewellers don’t use a middle stage. However if one is used it is normally a green bar (2000D) with a fairly hard mop. It will give a superior finish as it prepares the metal between cutting and polishing. It may be particularly helpful when polishing silver because it can be a nightmare to remove all scratches.
Please see our blog on choosing the right compound for a comprehensive look at the options.