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 Post subject: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:37 am 
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I am looking for suggestions on how to clean an lightly oxidized nickel plated horn. I will then polish it with Simichrome, but I am looking for an easy way to remove the oxidation that wont cause harm.
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 Post subject: Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:47 am 
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Dave, for light oxidation I've had good results with Nevr-Dull. It's cotton wadding soaked in a light metal polish. The wadding seems to provide a very light abrasive action, but not enough to cause scratching. It then polishes up nicely.

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George P.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 am 
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Thanks! I appreciate the tip. I don't think this is going to be much fun.
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Try using Blue Magic polish. It is a lot easier on the plating than Nevr-Dull and doesn't smell like gasoline. I used to be a Nevr-Dull devotee but it tends to eat a bit more nickel than I'm comfortable with. Blue Magic is also a lot faster.

Just be sure you buff it with a clean, soft cloth, or you will have a nasty blue haze on there that you will have to wash off.


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 Post subject: Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 am 
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VanEpsFan1914 wrote:
Try using Blue Magic polish. It is a lot easier on the plating than Nevr-Dull and doesn't smell like gasoline. I used to be a Nevr-Dull devotee but it tends to eat a bit more nickel than I'm comfortable with. Blue Magic is also a lot faster.

Just be sure you buff it with a clean, soft cloth, or you will have a nasty blue haze on there that you will have to wash off.


Blue Magic is the bomb... agreed!


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 Post subject: Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 pm 
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Flitz also does a very nice job on oxidized nickel. It's kind of expensive, but it works great. Apply with a cotton cloth. It smells.

Cliff
Cliff's Vintage Music Shoppe, Castle Rock, WA
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