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Step 7- Polishing

North Star Plating Process - Step 7

POLISHING

Remember, your bumper at this stage is still bare steel. No one will see it. But since scratches, pits, and other imperfections can still show up through the plating, now is the time to polish them out. Our dedicated polishing team uses belt and palm sanders to smooth out even the tiniest blemishes in the surface of the steel.

Just as the grinders had to work out the marks left by the straighteners, the polishers have to get rid of the grinding marks. Starting with course sandpaper and moving to finer and finer grit, they carefully work the steel until it shines.

They then condition the metal to prepare it for the next stage: copper plating.

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