Polishing Compound. A substance used in polishing to smooth a metal surface and give it a highly reflective image. They include: rouge, tripoli, crocus, rottenstone, bobbin, white diamond composition, greaseless compound, powdered rouge, powdered tripoli, powdered crocus, powdered pumice. See buffing and polishing.
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