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|Fine Polishing Disks|
Rayon Microcloth Polishing Disk
|Fine Polishing Suspensions|
Ultrafine Alumina Slurry
Fine Alumina Slurry
These polishing products are for routine, daily polishing of the surface of Pine Research's precision electrodes. Two different sizes of alumina slurries (0.05 µm and 0.3 µm) as well as rayon microcloth pads are available for this type of polishing.
See "Description" tab below for additional information.
If fine polishing is not sufficient or the electrode surface has a noticeable scratch or has been fouled with a thick layer of unwanted material, "coarse polishing" may be necessary as well.
PTFE-shrouded electrodes are generally easy to polish manually, but PEEK shrouded electrodes usually require a mechanical polishing wheel.
Routine, daily polishing of a precision electrode surface is normally accomplished using a slurry of sub-micron alumina particles. The slurry is deposited on a special rayon microcloth and then the electrode is pressed into the slurry and carefully polished against the alumina particles.
At the end of a series of tests, the surface of an electrode should normally be polished using an ultrafine slurry of 0.05 µm alumina particles. This slurry is usually sufficient for preparing the electrode surface for the next set of tests.
In the event that a slightly more aggressive resurfacing is required (i.e., if a thin film has fouled the electrode surface), then a fine slurry of 0.3 µm alumina particles can be used first to remove the film. Then, after the film is removed, the surface can be polished with the ultrafine 0.05 µm alumina slurry.