Fake brass

jayartibee

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On 'modern' clocks, say post 1960, is there a way to restore 'brass' bezels, and on 400 day clocks, the fake brass base?
 

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The bezels supplied today as replacements are disappointing. Show us what you mean by 'fake brass'.
 

Willie X

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There are many things, to do with clocks, that you just have to live with. This is probably one of "those things". Willie X
 
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If it's too gross, and not something valuable or sentimental, I say toss it out.
 

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Brass-plated steel that's lacquered, worn, and even rusted can respond well to a dip into lacquer thinner and then a rub-down with Simichrome metal polish. The Simichrome will polish the exposed steel along with the brass, after which an application of hard wax like Johnson's or Renaissance will preserve the shine for years. This works well on anniversary clocks.

Mark Kinsler
 

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