Metal Polishing Myths, Half Truths and Lies
12. All abrasives are aluminum oxide
This is another one I've also heard members of the trade coming out with.
Sorry, it is the most popular abrasive around today, next to silica, but abrasives can be, and are made from just about anything that will scratch and shine metals or plastics.
They are made from chromium oxide, aluminum silicate, zirconium silicate, carbides, diamonds, garnets, plastics and all sorts of interesting and sometimes oddball materials.
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