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buff down

To make a solid surface (such as metal, wood, or plastic) smooth by removing imperfections with the application of a strong and consistent frictional force, especially from a buffing wheel. Somebody scratched my car, so I'll have to take it to the shop to get it buffed down.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buff something down

to polish or smooth something by buffing. I buffed the newly waxed table down with a cloth. I'm going to go out and buff down the car.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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