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 Post subject: All natural cleansing products
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:12 pm 
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Victor III
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So, I tried out some more natural cleaning products to clean some of my brass hardware. Mild soap and warm water, toothbrush, salt and white vinegar, and 0000 steel wool. I know, products like: baking soda and lemon juice made as a paste can work well, so can ketchup. Go figure on that one? I'm sure a lot of people on here have tried some of these tricks too clean hardware on their phonographs? I have also heard of people using Goop to clean the wood. Although, I still use Old English Lemon oil on my wood cabinets. Unless someone else has other suggestions.

A lot of the man made products like Tarn- X and Braaso and Wright's Sliver cream tend too produce harsh odors and need too be done outside, or in a well ventilated, area. Tarn-X produces Sulfur gas when used.


Anyway, these worked for me.

Paul


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 Post subject: Re: All natural cleansing products
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:58 pm 
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I have never tried this, but it was a suggestion from a fireman that I knew. He said they cleaned brass at the fire station with Kool Aid (no sugar) mixed with water and dipped the pieces for a period of time...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: All natural cleansing products
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:24 am 
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Well, try it out, and let me know?


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 Post subject: Re: All natural cleansing products
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:47 am 
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I've had some luck with table salt and vinegar. As long as there is no oil, grease, or wax. it will brighten it up, neutralize with baking soda, and then do a final buffing to polish.


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