Looking for the OEM for this polishing compound

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Ian.Day
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Looking for the OEM for this polishing compound

Post by Ian.Day »

Hi all,

I have almost finished up my favorite polish which I purchased from Stew Mac nearly 20 years ago and would love to know who the original manufacturer is/was. I think Stew Mac took an existing product and re-branded it.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,

Ian
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Jarno Verhoeven
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Re: Looking for the OEM for this polishing compound

Post by Jarno Verhoeven »

If it is red, it's probably red jewellers rouge, there are various suppliers for this. Folks like RS components/Mouser/Farnell have it, but also suppliers that cater to watchmakers and jewellers, probably crafts/hobby stores as well. You can get it on a hard stick, or as a paste (in various consistencies), obviously, you are looking for the paste version.
The OEM probably is only willing to sell it to you by the bucket :)

Found this:
https://www.alexmakina.com/a-jewellers- ... -compounds
Surprised to see jewellers rouge is not the best for stainless steel.
Ian.Day
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Re: Looking for the OEM for this polishing compound

Post by Ian.Day »

Thanks Jarno,

The actual compound is white in color and quite stiff; perhaps it is the age that has dried it out somewhat. Thanks for the link, there is some really good information there.

Ian
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