Dialux polishing compound blocks come individually packaged in colour-coded cardboard boxes. The information on the boxes is in French so this table should help.
Blue, White, Gray, Red, Orange, Black and Green do not contain silica
|Blanc||White||Bright polishing of silver|
|Bleu||Blue||All-purpose compound for all types of metal|
|Gris||Gray||Fine polishing of stainless steel|
|Jaune||Yellow||For bright high polish of soft metals such as brass, bronze and copper.
This compound contains silica – use PPE respirator
|Noir||Black||For final polishing of silver|
|Rouge||Red||The brightest shine for yellow gold. Also produces a brilliant shine on silver|
|Vert||Green||Recommended for bright polishing of hard alloys such as platinum,
white gold, chrome, chrome cobalt and stainless steel
|Vornex||Orange||Pre-polish cutting compound for all ferrous metals|
Other Brands of Polishing Compounds
Fabulustre Produces a fast, mirror-bright, final finish on all types of precious and decorative metals. Unlike Dialux, Fabulustre is greaseless, dry but not dusty, which means fast and easy cleanup with little or no residue. Not commonly available and is more expensive than Dialux
Luxor is another French company that makes a range of polishing mops and polishing compounds. Of particular note is the Luxor Orange polishing compound (sometimes referred to as Luxor Gold) which produces a superior finish on all precious metals. It is the best secret weapon for a mirror finish on silver. Don’t believe me?: Try it for yourself. You’ll be glad you did
Industrial and general purpose Metal Polishing Compounds
For information on other brands of polishing compounds that are used to polish non-precious metals such as aluminium and steel, please refer to the manufacturer’s guides.