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    1957evinrude

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    #192129

    I want to shine up this prop . It doesn’t look like it’s been used but very dull. What would be a good way to polish it ? Materials used that would work well.

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    Mumbles

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    #192133

    If you are doing it by hand, soaking it in ketchup is supposed to work but there are proper polishes meant for brass which you should be able to find at your local hardware store. I tried using Twinkle once meant for copper pots and pans but it was abrasive and scratched the metal. It sure took the tarnish of though!

    If you are using a buffer, a rouge meant for brass will give a mirror finish to the metal. It may take two different steps using different color rouges. You just have to remember that the red jewelers rouge will color the metal a bit, making it a bit darker and that’s why I don’t like using it on aluminum. White rouge gives the best finish to aluminum.

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    Steve Martin

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    #192134

    You will get great results with Simichrome polish. I’ve used it for years on all types of metal with success. It’s readily available.

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    #192140

    When I was in the army, Everybody had a can of Brasso in their foot locker.

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    #192146

    I`ve also used toothpaste in a pinch

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    Samuel Phelps

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    #192158

    You could start with around 220 grit wet or dry sandpaper and work your way to 3000 or more .. Some Mothers mag polish mixed in will help to …

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    1957evinrude

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    #192162

    Thanks for the comments ! It will look good on the motor after its shiny

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    lloyd

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    #192211

    I think Tubs covered it very well. I also like Brasso and Never Dull.

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    1957evinrude

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    #192216

    Sounds good ! I will look for both !

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    squierka39

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    #192292

    I like the white diamond also. Tubs forgot to mention that it is vanilla scented! For some really dark tarnish I have found wrapping It in paper towel then soaking that with vinegar works well. I like it better than ketchup. Then follow that with one of the above polishes.

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