Hello all watch geeks
I working on a watch project, where I need to polish some (stainless steel AISI 316L) watch cases to a mirror finish. the watch cases comes right from milling machine and are therefore "raw"
But I have a problem when I try to polish it, there comes very small dents in the surface when I'm done.
I am a perfectionist and I want it to be smooth as a mirror. How do I avoid those very small dents? The surfaces that has to be polished are flat and in other places curved.
I've tried to polish it with emery paper 1200 grit. and then polish it on a buffer wheel. but still not perfect. Could it be because the buffer wheel does not turn fast enough or is not large enough (about 12cm in diameter) or it´s too soft? Or does it have something to do with the stainless steel is not heat treated right.
I hope that there is some master polish out there that can help me on the right track
In advance, thank you very much