Polishing Metals sometimes referred to as buffing, is an art of crafting metals, refining the surface to a beautiful bright finish. Polishing is an acquired technique and uses a combination of abrasive compounds various textures/cloths to make the metal surface shine. Most people have misconception that polishing is for aesthetics purposes, but infact it help prevents metal oxidation and corrosion. The less corrosion, means an extended lifespan for the metal. Some manufacturers use Chromium, the metal used in chrome-plating, is highly resistant to tarnish and retains a reflective shine better than any other metal. However, chrome will rust without regular maintenance.