How to use Diamond Compound / Diamond Paste?
Diamond compound is commonly used for metal polishing. It is used regularly for mould tool and die polishing.
The diamond paste come in a range of micron grades. 90 micron being the coarsest grade used for cutting back metal. right down to (1/10micron which is very very fine for mirror finishing.
The most popular grades are:
- Starting with 45 or 25 micron for pre-polishing
- Using 16,10,6 micron to slowing lap or grind the surface flat
- 3 micron will create a mirror finish but 2 or 1 micron will give an optical reflective finish.
- Grades 45, 60, 90 and 1, 1/4 and 1/10 are not popular grades.
What to use with Diamond Compound / Diamond Paste?
Firstly it is a good idea to use Lapping Fluid with the diamond compound to lucubrate the surface which could prevent drying out and scratching.
For Lapping for Polishing there is a huge range of tools you can use
Moleroda also recommend using a micro motor system to control speed for polishing. Check the speed requirements depending on the size of the bob used.
If you are using a lot of diamond compound try buying it in 20 gram syringe – Great cost savings.
Are you Polishing Aluminium? Try Alaglox aluminium polishing paste