- Glossary of Terms
Steel wool featuring a wide range of grades for cleaning, buffing, fine finish & polishing.
0000 Super-Fine: Buffs final finish on fine woodwork, shellac, lacquer, and varnish (use with wax or oil).
Cleans delicate instruments, precision tools, and windows.
000 Extra-Fine: Buffs cabinet work, auto metal, new wax finish. Polishes aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, varnish,
and lacquer between coats. Removes minor burns from wood and leather. Removes paint drips and splatters.
00 Very-Fine: Buffs final finish on painted trim. Cleans golf clubs, screens, and frames. Cuts gloss finish to semi-gloss finish. Removes old finishes from antiques (use with finish remover).
0 Fine: Cleans barbecue grills, aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, and other metals. Removes rust from metal tools
(use with light oil).
1 Medium: Cleans linoleum, rubber floors, and tire whitewalls. Prepares wood for first coat of paint and smooths raised grain.
2 Medium-Coarse: Cleans glass, brick, rough metal, or stone surfaces. Removes rust from garden tools and machinery. Removes scuff marks and old wax from floors.
3 Coarse: Removes old paint and varnish, gouges and furrows in wood.
4 Extra-Coarse: Removes the toughest rust, dirt, old paint, and varnish. Not recommended for high gloss surfaces or delicate finishes.