Hilzinger-Thum has been making buffing and grinding tools for over 120 years and is one of the few companies recommended by Menzerna for buffing wheels. Using the highest quality raw materials available, Hilzinger America in Ohio continues their tradition by producing customized buffing wheels for Spectrum that boast enhanced durability, cleaner finishes in less time/fewer steps, and buffing wheels that retain their firmness throughout their life.
Pairs with: Menzerna 333, Menzerna P14F, Menzerna P164, Menzerna P275, Menzerna P126, Menzerna 480W, Menzerna 480BLF
Buff will need to be raked prior to initial use. Does not include a center reducer plate. Requires the use of a self-centering safety flange set or standard end flanges (ideally) in conjunction with a center reducer plate for proper mounting and safe operation. Industrial grade.
Hilzinger Max RPM:
10″ x 3″ = 2000 RPM
12″ x 5″ = 1700 RPM
Please note that while several prototype and production buffs were tested at 5k, 6k, and 8.5k RPM, Hilzinger-Thum/Hilzinger America will not warranty buffing wheels run at excessive speeds. Do so at your own risk. Because Hilzinger has pushed their production machinery to its limit (at our request) to produce these buffs, you may notice small gaps between the material and clinch rings on some individual buffs. Rest assured that this simply because the material has become, effectively, incompressible, and that is it still well-secured in the ring.
With all the fuss about this clear treat Spectrum has been promoting, I had to try it out myself! I purchased one 12″ and I am blown away with the quality. After 2 trucks the wheel is the same density. It has not softened up at all. Brings back some awesome memories of how wheels used to be. I would highly recommend using Menzerna P14F, then slow it down a bit with Menzerna P164 for an unbelievable badass colour.
Joe Walsh (verified owner) –
Again unreal durability able to lay down a nice finish with this buff
Waylon Newswanger (verified owner) –