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Polishing Compounds, Paste and Liquid

polish - polishing compounds for metals, minerals, glass, ceramics, carbides and semiconductors

wenol metal polish
Wenol® Metal Polish


polish hard metal parts
general lab applications
unipol metal polish
Unipoi® Metal Cleaning
Compound


clean and polish metals
pikal paste polish for metals
Pikal® Polishing Paste

clean and polish metal, glass, enamels

pikal care polish paste for stainless steel
Pikal® Care
pikal liquid metal polish
Pikal® Liquid
Metal Polish



wenol metal polish
wenol metal polish

Wenol® Metal Polish

Wenol® is widely used as cleaner and polish for electron microscope applications, ion beam systems, vacuum coating systems and general lab applications. Wenol® has been originally formulated for use on hard metal surfaces such as stainless steel in laboratory, production, automotive, and domestic settings. It can be used to clean and polish hard metal parts for vacuum systems. The carrier fluid dissolves in most hydrocarbons and is easily removed. Wenol® is petroleum based and does not contain silicones. One needs to exercise care when used on soft metal such as aluminum.

Note: Wenol® is manufactured by the same manufacturer as the discontinued POL polish. Both products share the same formulation but have a different packaging. The many users of POL polish will find that Wenol® will give the same satisfactory results. The polishing compound in Wenol® is aluminum oxide.

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892 Wenol® Metal Polish, 100ml, tube each $8.25
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892-10 Wenol® Metal Polish, 1000ml, can each 37.50
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unipol metal polish

Unipol® Metal Polish

The original formulation of UNIPOL® is very similar to POL and Wenol®. It is now available as an alternative to POL metal polish (which has been discontinued). Many users of POL have switched to UNIPOL® and have found that UNIPOL® will give the same performance as POL. It is widely used as a cleaner and polish for electron microscopes, ion beam systems, vacuum coating systems, substrates and general lab applications. UNIPOL® has been formulated to give optimum results on hard metal surfaces such as stainless steel or chromium coated surfaces. It performs very well as a cleaning polish for Wehnelt cylinders. UNIPOL® is petroleum based, does not contain silicones and dissolves in most hydrocarbons. It is not recommended for use on soft metal such as aluminum.
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818 Unipol® Metal Polish, 50ml each $9.65
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Pikal® Professional Polishing Compounds

The Pikal® professional metal polishing and cleaning compounds are well known for their excellent results in many applications with a positive track record of nearly 100 years. The original formulation with aluminum oxide as abrasive material still serves well today. Pikal metal polishing compounds are widely used for polishing:

  • in manufacturing for polishing machined parts, surface finishing and precision polishing
  • cleaning of instrumentation such as electron microscopes, vacuum equipment analytical instruments - used by many service engineers
  • precision mechanics like cleaning and polishing of air-lock systems, positioning systems, shutters in vacuum systems
  • polishing and cleaning of substrates for thin film deposition and thin film research (glass, metals, silicon)
  • medical equipment to give it an easy to clean smooth surface finish

There are four Pikal® products, all based on the same abrasive polishing compound. Each product has it's own special application, sometimes overlapping.

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pikal paste polish for metals

Pikal® Polishing Paste

Pikal® Polishing Paste is a thick paste with a high content of solids (abrasives) and is supplied in a tin. Yields good results in instrumentation cleaning and surface finishing in manufacturing. Can be used to remove "hard" stains on metal, glass and enamels. Also used for precision polishing of parts with a narrow tolerance. Can be used on buffing wheels. Widely used to clean vacuum systems, deposition sources and stainless steel chambers. Can be applied to wipes or cotton swabs for polishing. Test first when used on softer materials such as copper, aluminum and soft metal alloys.
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893-10 Pikal® Polishing Paste, 250 gram tin each $29.45
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pikal care polish paste for stainless steel

Pikal® Care

Pikal® Care is formulated as a thinner paste, supplied in a tube and is specially suitable for stainless steel products and surfaces. Can be applied directly on the products and polished with wipes.
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893-20 Pikal® Care Polishing Paste, 150 gram tube each $19.95
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pikal liquid metal polish

Pikal® Liquid

Pikal® Liquid is an emulsion for gentler polishing of a wide variety of materials such as brass, stainless steel, copper, aluminum and plated surfaces both with flat and curved surfaces. Pikal® liquid is supplied in a can and the emulsion may be applied directly on the product to be polished or via a polishing wipe.
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893-30 Pikal® Liquid Polishing Emulsion, 300 gram can each $17.95
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