polish paste? Flavor of the day.....

Ken M

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I've been using Maas as that is what was recommended 15 years ago, but I'm out. What are you all using these days? Is semichrome a good paste?
 

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I use Meguiar's Ultra-cut car polish. Great stuff and you can buy it at Harbor Freight. Yes, Simichrome polish is also great stuff, but very expensive for no more than you get.
 
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Maas includes an ingredient to extend the finish and is non-abrasive. I like it, and use it when I want to shine brass. Of course any polishing job should include a final wax or lacquer finish.
 

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I had used Maas for many years. Recently I had to replace this and decided to go with Simichrome this time. I think they are similar. I bought both online. I use Renaissance Wax after polishing to delay tarnishing and preserve . I have also used Johnson's Paste Wax. This is all after I have used buffing wheels and buffing compound (another thread topic?).

Stan
 

Ken M

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I just used Blue Magic on a 1000 day base that was black. I think I worked less than I would have with Maas, and it's affordable and a half mile up the road! I'm sold. Flitz is also half mile up the road, if I ever decide to try it.
 

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Whenever the old lacquer has really gone south, I have to resort to other chemicals to cut through it. I've been using a gel-based paint stripper...that way I can control where it goes and keep it away from the plastic in the base or whatever is sandwiched between the brass. It takes some time, and I usually let it sit for at least a couple of hours...sometimes I have to go a second time. Anyway, this helps to reduce the amount of elbow grease needed with the paste/polish.

Kurt
 
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