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Motormagican

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Hello, I see all the great engines and equipment here. I am almost finished with the 1886 Benz and wanted to know how to best clean and polish the brass. Any ideas will be appreicated.
 

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Not sure where you are, Danny, but I have had very good luck with a product called Brasso. It is available in most grocery stores here in the US, and can also be found in the housewares section of larger stores like Wally World.
 

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Hello Terry, I am currently in Alaska. Thank you for the information.

Steve thank you for the link.

I will give these a shot and see how it turns out.
 

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brasso used be a required to have item by all members of the US armed forces while in training and beyond . used for everything from belt buckles and metals on dress uniforms to ships bells and hand rails.

neverdull is another name that comes to mind.

used to be standard items in all military exchanges if you have acess to one may help you.
Tin
 

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Try table salt moistened with vinegar. Rub the brass with this paste, and then wash it off. Scouring powders will also work..."AJAX"..."COMET" etc. plus elbow-grease.

Frank
 

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Plus one for brasso! That stuff gets the brass on my uniform shining like a diamond!
 

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Or something very simple & not hazardous........Try to find some " diatomite ". The use that for filtering swimming pool water.
Take some powder & add some bit water. Then you clean your brass , silver , gold & what you want.
Very easy & very cheap.

Barry
 

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I have had great success using Solvol Autosol,it's not cheap and it's hard to find.It is the best polish I have ever used for Aluminum and Brass on my vintage motorcycles.I agree Brasso is pretty good and much easier to source.
 

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Great info on the cleaner. I hope to get it polished up now that I am home in Texas retired. Thank you
 

Motormagican

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Hello Rob,
Well, as I am working on learning how to clean, shine, and keep brass looking great, I can only hope this post will keep bringing in all the great products to try.

I believe there are a number of things one can do to keep brass looking great. A clear coat might work but, it may cause issues getting it applied. I looked up some things on the net to keep it shiny once it is polished and not indorsing any product (I have not tried) if someone knows if there is a product to answer Robs question just share it with us.

Look this over and pass on good or bad thoughts.
http://www.everbritecoatings.com/brass.html?gclid=CK2p-MGW9LgCFSho7AodrHwARA

Thank you all for the help and thoughts on brass cleaner.
 

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Last can of Brasso I bought seems they left the polisher out. I suppose they changed something to make it safer so when we drink a quart of it we won't get a belly-ache.
It is much thinner, does not smell the same, and just about does not work. At over $5 a can I shy from buying another just to see if I got a bad one.
In this day and age I am sure it has been lawyerized. If you ask though, they never changed a thing!
Yes, the NAVY taught me how to properly use it.
 

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