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Re: tarnished brass bed

Posted By: Jim Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-99.rconnect.com)
Date: 7/8/2 22:54

In Response To: Re: tarnished brass bed (Jim Cole)

No... brass lacquer is not hard to remove, compared to other aplications. First, the coat is thin and the surface is easier to deal with than wood and all the little crevices that we find on wood items. Also one can mask off areas and spray on stripper from an aresol, this allows one to do a specific area and leave the rest as is. Wax on brass will have to be replaced a couple times a year. Brass lacquer can be purchased in a can and sprayed on in a few minutes. All that polishing deserves protection, I have removed finishes that held up for fifty + years, and we have better finishes today. Rent a polisher for a weekend and polish it like you were detailing a car. If the scratches from the steel wool arn't too deep, then you may have to use jewlers rouge, and that is a horse of a diffrent color. Let me know how it goes, good luck, Jim.

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