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Greaseless Compound Kits

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As the name implies, Kocour Greaseless Compounds are made entirely free of any grease binders such as tallow, oil, wax, etc. Using animal hide glue as the binder, abrasive grain is skillfully blended into this glue base to form a uniformly mixed "greaseless" compound. 

When applied to a revolving buffing wheel, the frictional heat created causes the compound to melt, thus an even coating of glue and abrasive grain is transferred to the wheel. This abrasive coating dries quickly, and the wheel is ready for use.

The many grades of Greaseless Compounds produced, in grit sizes from coarse to very fine, permit an equally wide range of finishes and cutting actions on the work. Further, Greaseless Compound is easily applied to loose or tight sewed buffs, hard felt or cloth polishing wheels and small bobs. This allows extreme flexibility for the operator when finishing articles that have a flat or rounded surface as well as irregular, restricted, and recessed areas.

Typical applications are blending of pre-finished stainless steel, relieving of antiqued finishes, and as a sisal substitute prior to nickel plating. Used to prepare buffing work by removing deep scrathes, parting lines, casting marks, orange peel and other imperfections. Parts prepared with greaseless compound are easily buffed to a mirror finish(Should the surface be free of blemishes) by following the greaseless operation with finer Wet/Dry abrasive then with a good cut buffing compound and then a final coloring/finishing compound. Because Greaseless Compound is made completely free of any tallows, oils, or waxes, the buffed work is left clean and dry, and further cleaning operations are not required.

There are several grades of greaseless compound available. The lower the grit number, the coarser the abrasive (faster metal removal but poorer finish), higher the grit number, the finer the abrasive (slow metal removal but better finish). To take a metal from a poor condition to a condition so it is ready to be polished, will take several greaseless compound processes; for example you can start at a wheel coated with 120 grit greaseless, your next process would be with a mop coated with 150 grit greaseless and after that the wheel coated with 180 grit greaseless and finally the 240 grit compound.

120 grit Coarse grade for removing deep marks and scratches.

150 & 180 grit Medium grades for removal of marks & scratches.

240 grit Fine grade, you can move onto polishing after this grade

Wheel - Mop Preparation

Before you can use greaseless compound you must first prepare a mop/felt. If you are using a drill we recommend it be mounted on a vice, it will make coating the mops much easier.

a. Attach mop to adaptor and make sure it is screwed on tightly.
b. Peel back the plastic wrapper from the greaseless compound.
c. Apply the exposed compound to the running mop. (the heat generated from the running mop melts the glue/grit onto it, the coat will thin and sticky.
d. Leave mop running for a few minutes, this will help the coat to dry quicker.
e. Repeat c & d until a thick coat is on the mop.
f. Remove the mop and allow to dry. 
g. The mop will now be ready to use.
h. When using a selection of wheels with same or different grits it is often wise to prepare all your wheels in advance. 

It is also good practice to mark your wheels with the abrasive grade, as there is very little difference visually between the different grits.