Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekly Review: Zam


Delias Thompson has been suggesting Zam polishing compound the her fellow Etsymetal members for a while now. I recently followed her suggestion, tried it and "Sha-ZAM!" I was thrilled with the results! When first applied to a muslin buffing wheel, it was abrasive enough to remove sandpaper scratches and as it wore off the buff, it polished to a high mirror shine. I found it to be a superb all purpose compound good for buffing and polishing.

Formulated especially for silver and turquoise jewelry, Zam is a mixture of chrome oxide, aluminum oxide, and a binder. It not only polishes metal, but it will not scratch soft stones and polishes epoxies, plastics, bone and other soft materials. Many goldsmiths prefer ZAM to rouge as a final finish.

Try it. You just may find it ZAM-tastic as well!

8 comments:

KMJewelryStudio said...

I use it- I love it!

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I'll have to give it a try! Thanks!

Stereoette said...

zam is awesome... i also use it on plastic (acrylic)

MissyM said...

So can you use this instead of both tripoli and rouge?

kerin rose said...

we call it "she-zam!" in the studio..it rocks!

knitsteel said...

any thoughts on zam vs fabulustre? I may have to buy some now.

Lisette said...

It also works really well for polishing coral, specifically black coral.

Victoria Takahashi said...

i have both and i think the fabulustre leaves a more dry hi shiney-shine compared to the zam...
so depends on the application of your needs :)

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