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Author:  Dave D [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:37 am ]
Post subject:  How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

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.
Thanks!
Dave

Author:  phonogfp [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

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.

Good luck!

George P.

Author:  Dave D [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

Thanks! I appreciate the tip. I don't think this is going to be much fun.
Dave

Author:  VanEpsFan1914 [ Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

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.

Author:  gramophone-georg [ Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

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!

Author:  CDBPDX [ Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: How Do You Clean A Nickel Plated Horn?

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

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