removing green gook Re: Various problems
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 28 18:04:07 CST 2006
--- Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> Actually a wax and ferric oxide. Very gentle--I can
> polish an
> instrument having only 6-9 microns of silver plate
> to a brilliant
> mirror-like shine using a 3 hp buffer using 8"
> cotton wheels charged
> with rouge without damaging the instrument. Abuse,
> of course, is
> possible with any power treatment.
Ok, rust and wax then :D. So do you buy jeweler's
rouge these days, in anything other then the sticks
you get at Sears (a whole package of sticks that come
in different colors, presumably for difference degrees
> But stay away from Brasso. If you must, use
> something like
> Simichrome or Hagerty's Silver polish. All leave
> behind a bit of wax
> as a tarnish retardant.
I've used it to clean some heavily oxidized .064"
brass sheets. Worked fine for that application. I
don't see how anything that leaves behind a residue
can be a good thing though, especially with
electronics (and with machine tools too, where
dimensions are critical).
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