You can definitely get the same results doing it by hand but it will require a lot of extra time and work. You may want to break up your polishing sessions over the course of a few days or week as your hands and fingers may become tired and cramped trying to do it all at once. But if you want to give a go start out with wet dry sand paper somewhere in 800 - 1000 grit range, keep it wet and rinse it often. Work your fingers in the same direction as the grain of the metal. Then move up to a paper in the 1500 - 2000 grit range. Lastly you'll want to finish with a liquid polishing compound rather than the hard compound typically used on buffing wheels. Use a small piece of soft cloth with a fine weave (or white paper towel) and just enough compound to make it damp.mianor wrote:Possible to achieve similar results with just a cloth and polishing compound?
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Thanks! Only had the grinder for one day, but will definitely attempt this if this minor issue begins to annoy me