Chemical polishing is a method by soaking a component and dissolving andremoving the bulge of microscopic uneven surface, via chemical etching. Compared with the surface prior to polishing, the unevenness is reduced and thus make the surface tend to be smoother.
Illustration of acid cleaning and chemical polishing
showing the differences in the processes
Illustration of Electrolytic chemical polishing
Illustration of chemical polishing process
Advantages and disadvantages of various polishing techniques