Practical Solutions for Polishing

More than just products - SOLUTIONS.


At Osborn, we recognize your challenges are complex and diverse. No matter the issues you face, we supply the proper solution for your specific requirements. From large metal parts to intricate plastic extrusions, we engineer the recommendation for your needs—no matter the type of material you are polishing.

We listen and then collaborate.

We solve polishing problems on products ranging from aluminum wheels and cookware to musical instruments and plumbing parts. With experience and capabilities that are second-to-none, we always recommend the right product for the job. The combination of experience and commitment to quality gives us a competitive edge - an edge we leverage to support our customers. The JacksonLea family of products is the broadest offering in the industry. Period.

Experience the Osborn difference.

If we don’t already offer the polishing products your application requires, we will custom-manufacture them to meet your exact requirements. That goes for both our buffing cloths and our polishing compounds.

Compare our products to the ones you’re now using. We consistantly outperform others in both results and productivity.


Featured Highlights

Pleated Buffs

Our pleated buff variations are countless and their versatility is the reason they are one of the most widely used JacksonLea buff products. We offer two types of pleated buff constructions:

SEW PLEAT buffs have a soft buff face with excellent flexibility. These buffs are ideal for mush buffing highly complex and contoured parts.

HOT PLEAT buffs have a hard/firm face with some flexibility. These buffs are effective tools for contact buffing and provide excellent cut, often replacing sisal buffs.

Non-fray Contact Wheels

Commonly used with a back stand, idler pulley and polishing belt. Polishing is typically used to remove stock, or imperfections in metal to refine the metal for further smoothing operations such as buffing. 

Dynaflex Flap Wheels

Offered in a variety of diameters up to 20” and widths up to 6” to conform to the work piece. The replaceable flaps are available in the following materials: coated abrasives, non-woven fabric, or a combination of coated abrasives and non-woven fabric. The flap material is offered in different material composition, backings, and grit sizes.

Classic Airway Buffs

The original Bias Cloth Airway Buffs have been the industry standard for over 70 years. These buffs are effective finishing tools for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, marble, plastics, and other materials. Cloth Airways are used in all facets of the finishing operation. Standard Cloth Airway buffs are available in White Untreated (Soft) Cloth for coloring, White Mill Treated (Medium) Cloth for cut and color, and Yellow and Green Mill Treated (Hard) Cloth for cut.

Treated Buffs

All Bias Cloth Airway Buffs can be dip treated with one of our specialty treatments to alter the buffs’ flexibility and cutting capabilities.

Liquid Compound

Buffs and CompoundsOsborn offers JacksonLea liquid compounds in 5 gallon pails, 55 gallon steel and fiber drums and 2000 lb. totes. There are currently 60 active formulas.

Bar Compound

Osborn offers the highest quality JacksonLea compounds that undergo stringent quality control testing resulting in maximum performance. With 149 active formulas, compounds are available in a variety of sizes and weights, with standard bar 2” x 2” x 9”.

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When it comes to surface treatment and finishing, the best solutions depend on many factors: the type of treatment/finishing work to be done…the equipment being used…the speed of that equipment…the workpiece material…the surface profile of the workpiece…and the kind of finish required.

So how do you know which solution is best for your job? Our engineering team and application technicians analyze your needs and design solutions that match your requirements.

Don’t guess which products you require to achieve optimal results. Take advantage of this free finishing analysis and contact an Osborn technical field engineer at polishing.osborn.com.