Why is wet polishing better than dry polishing?

In order to make slabs or pieces of marble perfectly smooth and shiny, we have to perform grinding and polishing. Grinding is the first step of mechanical material removal. 

Thanks to its long experience in Europe market, FICINA can recommend a specific tool for each type of machine, material and finish. 

Cup wheels are a fast way to remove excess stock.

Diamond cup wheels are used with angle grinders to grind, shape and hone granite, marble, solid surface and concrete countertops. Installation crews use cup wheels to grind down the “back” or side of slab that presses against the wall. Cup wheels are a versatile shop tool for hand shaping, grinding bowl holes and corner radiuses. You can also use them for grinding down saw marks in preparation for straight edge polishing; different grits available, use to finely hone the material by applying finer grit diamonds in higher stages. Used on both wet and dry grinders. They will create a lot of dust, so it is best to use with water to minimize the dust. If it is necessary to run a cup wheel dry, it is highly recommended that you use a dust mask and wear protective eye wear. 

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When it comes to hand polishing, wet polishing offers many benefits over going dry. 

Wet Polishing Pads maximize the potential shine and minimize dust particles in the air.
– Reduces dust particles in the air
– Less of a mess to clean up
– Extends the life of your diamonds
– Excellent polishing results
Less expensive than dry polishing pads

Dry Polishing Pads are great for quick touch ups while on the job site. 

Dry Polishing Pads do not need water to polish, they are flexible, yet durable. You will see the results of your work as you’re polishing. When dry polishing make sure to always wear the proper protective equipment, most importantly a dust or respiratory mask. 

Polishing pads for Quartz

This revolutionary finishing system quickly polishes the edges of quartz and granite countertops up to 60% faster than traditional seven-step polishing pads. For quartz use them wet or mist on a little water and decrease the pressure using only 3 steps (pos. 1, 2, 3). These quartz and granite polishing pads perform exceptionally well when used with polishers that run between 3,000-5,000 RPM.

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