Before you buff a piece you need to prepare it, you can buff an untreated piece of wood but the results wont be very good. Before buffing I prepare the wood with a coat of sanding sealer or several coat of oil. For sanding sealer you need to leave it for about 1/2 hour before buffing and for oil at least 24 hours for it to harden properly.
Buffing with this kit is as simple as ABC but like everything it takes a bit of practice to get a good finish. You start with wheel A and the Tripoli bar this is a high cutting combination and one I don’t use very often. If the finish is already fairly smooth you can miss this step and start with wheel B, which is what I have done in this example but the process is the same as for wheel B. Also if you are buffing a pale wood or one with open grain such as Ash and Oak or a burr it is best to give wheel A a miss as the compound will get into the grain and show through the finish.
I normally buff at about 1500 rpm as this is the highest speed recommended for this kit, if I am buffing something with fine detail I turn the speed down as this allows the mop to get around the detail easier.
With wheel B mounted you now apply the white compound the trick here is to put on enough but not too much, this comes with experience but it is better to put only a little on to start with and see how it goes. When applying any of the bars try and keep the end of the bar flat because if you get the end pointed it will break off and you will waste the compound.