The buffing wheel rake is an essential buffing tool for achieving a flawless mirror shine.
It is imperative to keep your airway and cotton sewn buffing wheels clean and clear of excess compound build up. A buffing wheel rake is used to clean up and “refurbish” the edge of an airway or cotton sewn buffing wheel on a hand held angle grinder, or on a bench or pedestal buffer. When too much metal polishing compound is allowed to build up on a buffing wheel it can harden, burn onto the edge of the buff and turn the color of the metal you are buffing. As the compound builds between the layers of cloth, it can cause smearing and other unwanted issues, and will also hold metal and other contaminants which can produce scratching. This reduces the efficiency of the airway or cotton sewn buffing wheel, and the rake is used to remove this compound build up. If you notice a significant decrease in the residual aluminum dust build up on the metal surface while buffing, rake the buff and apply a small amount of compound to the buffing wheel and continue.
******Please exercise caution when using the buffing wheel rake*******
The buffing wheel should be spinning at it’s normal speed when using the rake. We recommend using your feet to hold the rake to the ground and holding the angle-grinder to the rake to remove compound and soften the edges. When held up to a stationary bench or pedestal buffer, the rake should be held securely while cleaning the buffing wheel.