A year or so ago I was introduced to the existence of French chalk by a friend who uses it with great results. So I bought some. But he never told me exactly how it is to be used. I found one old (2007) thread here in the forums that seems to have stopped any additional comments. So I think I'm essentially raising this topic for the first time for many of you. After reading that thread and taking some notes, I'm sure there is more to be learned about the process. But basically, if I understand it correctly, French chalk is to be used only on movements that were originally polished to a high lustre. Secondly, it is a polish, not a cleaner. Therefore the movement (and whatever other parts you want to polish) needs to be absolutely clean prior to using the chalk. Thirdly, the chalk is to be applied lightly with a soft brush. Run the brush across the chalk block and then lightly polish the parts. And apparently it is a very time-consuming process, but the results are worth the effort. I have not yet tried this, but thought there would be others who may be interested in the topic, and still others who could contribute more to the topic. The chalk can be purchased from Timesavers HERE. Soft brushes can be had from Griffen's HERE. I don't know of any other sources for these items, so please post any you may know of. They might be found on Amazon or Ebay. And finally, a picture of what I'm talking about, but no pictures of the results of using it yet. Feel free to show us your results.
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