Project: Metal Polishing

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby andyd » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:20 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:When I was at Tredegar House a in 2014, a guy was chatting about Capris and spares etc,
and he told me there was a Car Breakers in New Quay South/West Wales?? IIRC. Do you know of it?
He told me they had 3 or 4 early 2.8i's there....... at that time anyway


Hi Andy,

Thanks for the hot lead, perhaps it might be worth my while making a few phone calls to find out.

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:agree: any possible source for parts would be good :D

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby pbar » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:39 am

Those parts of yours are certainly coming up a treat with the methods you use Andrew.

And I still like the tea towel.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:43 pm

pbar wrote:Those parts of yours are certainly coming up a treat with the methods you use Andrew.

Hi Paul,
Thank you, it's kind of you to say so. It seems that some other forum members have now got the polishing bug!
The tea towel is still going strong, and I suspect it will make a few more appearances on this forum in the future!

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:53 pm

A small update. I've been at this polishing lark for nearly two years now (not non-stop!), and I'm still amazed at what can be acheived with a little patience.

Locking wheel nut, before and after:

ImageIMG_5331 by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr]

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:01 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Locking wheel nut, before and after:

ImageIMG_5331 by Andrew 2.8i, on Flickr]

Which is the after.. ? :D Looks like brand new Andrew , fair play :applaud:

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:03 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Which is the after.. ? :D Looks like brand new Andrew , fair play :applaud:

Cheers Rob!
I think it's fair to say that I'm pleased with the end result (on the left of the photo....) :)

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby pbar » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:08 am

I see that you really are nuts about this polishing lark :) Looks great, and nice to see the forums favourite tea towel again.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:53 pm

pbar wrote: Looks great, and nice to see the forums favourite tea towel again.

Hi Paul,
Thanks!
Yes, Old Faithful is always on hand as a photographic backdrop.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:25 pm

Have you ever or anybody used a Ultrasonic Cleaner as I repair pocket watches and clocks I have seen many people stating to use these even more , as for a brass carriage clock it would be a easy quick job I think . I still go down the safe old way .

I might put a small one down on my Xmas list and have a look .
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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:54 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Have you ever or anybody used a Ultrasonic Cleaner

No, I've never used one.
The small ones are cheap enough to buy but I've never felt the need for one.
Please keep us updated if you do get one.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:42 am

So had some electrical work done at home this week and had to sort out a few tool boxes with yes a few bulbs and points and stuff found for a Capri but I also found the screen wash jet and it had paint on so I thought all I can clean this and put it in the Capri just leaving one to do .

But question as they are brass did you clear coat afterwards ? Or even use brass lacquer?

Yes it cleaned up well just might need to get some new pipe is it 4mm or 3mm ?

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:00 pm

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Hi Jason,
That looks really good, nice one!
A tip I was given by somebody who finishes metal for a living is to wipe over the polished item with WD40. Also, once it's polished, don't touch it without wearing gloves as the acid in your hands will speed up the tarnishing. I don't use lacquer or anything.
I'm not sure about the size of the pipe.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:28 pm

Wd40 yes never thought of that yes I do use a clear coat on brass Clara I’ve clock as they will tarnish really bad .

I might go for the wd40 trick :beer:

Also young Nick has just got some pipe I wonder what size ?
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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:54 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Wd40 yes never thought of that yes I do use a clear coat on brass Clara I’ve clock as they will tarnish really bad .

What lacquer do you use on brass? Can a standard car paint spray lacquer be used?

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:10 pm

A very good question so I have used two products what have been very good but I was thinking of trying clear coat myself to see what finish it would give .
So I have not done anything yet and will clear coat mine and leave outside to see how it gets on . Love a challenge like that .

But these are the two that are very good .
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This is very good for inside brass tags or screws for that all new look but I use a very fine art brush .

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 am

It will be interesting to see if the clear coat lasts when exposed to the elements. Getting it to adhere to polished brass might be a problem too.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby pbar » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:03 am

I was thinking about this thread the other day. Our old friend Aldi currently have rotary tools for sale in the stores.

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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:39 am

I might use a 200 grit sandpaper as then might just give it something to hold on to , I will post up pictures of trying to spray . :beer:
Yes I like them little hand drill things that have buffing wheels on .
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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:44 pm

So I thought let’s go and start some work today . :lol:

I did not and spent my time doing this mad thing . But hay it’s friday and only 88 days till xmas . Also I used 3000 grit not 120 :lol:

Enjoy .
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Re: Project: Metal Polishing

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:04 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:So I thought let’s go and start some work today


:lol: Thanks Jason, I'm over the moon to be name checked in a Youtube video! :D
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