#7 Mirror Finish

A “pre-buff” or “dull mirror” finish, #7 mirror finish creates a highly reflective surface, though not quite as reflective as #8. This is because the surface is finely ground, but grit lines are not removed through a final buffing process.

#8 Mirror Finish

#8 is the industry standard when it comes to a true mirrored finish. This extremely reflective appearance is created through several stages of directional buffing, as well as a final buff using a rouge compound. This finish is popular for many decorative pieces, such...