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Polishing is the process of creating a smooth and shiny surface by using rubbing or a chemical action.

In metallography polishing is used to create a flat, defect free surface for examination of a metal's microstructure under a microscope. Silicon based polishing pads or diamond solution can be used in the polishing process.

See also

  • Burnish
  • Chemical-mechanical planarization, in semiconductor fabrication
  • Fabrication and testing (optical components)
  • French polish
  • Flame polishing
  • Metal polishing or "Buffing"
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Shoe polish
  • Tumble polishing
  • Wood finishing
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