About Us

Best Finishing, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Chris Schlesinger, a foremost authority in the Metal Finishing Industry. Her in-depth knowledge of the polishing process and years of hands-on experience gave her an unparalled understanding of what types of polishing products give the best quality and efficiency results for customers.

She turned that into the “BEST” philosophy which dictates that the best products in the industry be brought to bear on the specific needs of the customer. As such, Best Finishing has developed worldwide relationships with the best-in-class suppliers of polishing equipment and supplies.

Chris has also amassed a world-class staff of expertise who stand ready to focus on customer needs to determine and then supply the “BEST” solution for their particular needs. This includes hands-on trials on the shop floor and even expert instruction to the polishing personnel on the proper use of the best products.

Our Team – Click on photos for brief bios of each team member


In helping us achieve the quality improvement we were looking for, Best Finishing Inc. didn’t just sell us buffs and compounds, they actually got into a process-improvement program with us. Together we were able to develop a flawless surface that helps produce the deep rich blue chrome that is the Gene’s Plating hallmark.

Dave Richey / Gene’s Plating

I asked Best Finishing to provide me with a solution and they did! The buff they recommended for my application outperforms anything else I have tried and it lasts 30% longer than any other product. Since Best Finishing delivered what I asked, I will award them the business of supplying me with any product that has a positive impact on my bottom line. Best Finishing has earned my business and that’s who I want to buy from.

Eric Fri / President / Port City Industrial Finishing Inc.

I have been purchasing buffing compound from Best Finishing for almost 20 years and have always received a quality product for a competitive price. What I enjoy the most is that Best Finishing gives me customer service that is very professional and treats me like I am their only customer. I wish I could get this kind of service from my many other businesses I purchase from.

Ed Strege / Badger State Repair

On behalf of the management team here at NORDAM Nacelle and Thrust Reverser Division, I would like to thank Best Finishing for your advice, technical expertise and outstanding customer service. The site visit by Lopez (Vargas) was a great help to our polishing process. We received the recommended buffs and compound and have been using them as instructed. They have made a huge impact on our turn time and virtually eliminated the sanding we were doing previously, providing us with a substantial cost savings.

Jim Fletcher / Production Lead / The NORDAM Group, Nacelle and Thrust / Reversers Division

I attended your plating presentation and was awed by its content. I have never seen such a comprehensive presentation by any other group in the business. Your explanation of the polishing process was expertly done without a doubt. Your efforts are appreciated here at Harley-Davidson. Thank you for your time and experience.

Darrel Woods / Harley-Davidson