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    Polishing hardware

    Hey guys,

    Does anyone know how to remove really tough patina (on brass)?

    TIA

    fudgey

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    tried capecod fudgey?
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    autosol and elbow grease

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    First you need to sand it right back to about 600 grit if your polishing it with a machine or about 1200 if your going to do it by hand.
    If you want I can give you a name of a really top class polisher down your way, The guy is one of the best in Australia.
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    Brasso would do it! You can get some from Bunnings.
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    AutoSol will do it but the CapeCod cleaning cloths will do it with less chance of removing fine details like engraving or etching
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    AutoSol is probably not so good for soft material like brass copper or ally since it scratches. If you want a really good finish use purple polish a soft rag and dont rub too hard because the cloth will mark the finish.
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    if the patina is REALLY deep a bath in vinegar can help loosen it up, then you can decide how agressive to get with sanding/polishing etc. A word of caution, DO NOT go straight to the low grits (<800) as Brasso or another polish might do the job just as well, if you use brasso dont forget to wash the item in dishwashing liquid (with a soft tooth brush) to remove ant dry polish you may leave behind.
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    Thanks guys! Have not tried Cape Cod but I'm gna hunt for it (Y)
    Haa, a little screw to sandpaper the brass.. Have not really used sandpaper before and I'm a lil scared I'll screw it up :/
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