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#16 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 12:54 PM

I was seriously afraid of what I was opening up.

 

Polishing the old door knocker!


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 12:55 PM

I don't care what everyone else says Cat, I like you :D


After all the negative things I've said about him, you're still thinking he's cute.
Geez...
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Posted October 14, 2014 - 12:57 PM

It obviously doesn't have a coating anymore. If you clean it, it will have to be coated with lacquer again or you will be polishing it all the time.


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 02:28 PM

I was seriously afraid of what I was opening up.

 

Polishing the old door knocker!

 

sounds like someone needs a trip home  :poke:  :bigrofl:


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 02:39 PM

I can almost remember the first knockers I polished.


Edited by Bill 76, October 14, 2014 - 03:26 PM.

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:20 PM

You must do what the bride wants never mind what they say, their not going to suffer the wrath.

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:24 PM

I like both the patina & the shiny look depending on what door your putting it on. The same lady I mentioned earlier had an old copper range hood that was salvaged. The kitchen I built for her was centered & designed around using this in the new kitchen. It was from the early 50's & had a beautiful patina with streaks of green. She had the same people clean it to a bright finish. I didn't like it very much because when you walked into the kitchen it will blind you. She thinks it's going to turn green again...not in her life time especially being inside now.

 

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:25 PM

"What about all that instant cleaner you see in ads on TV?  Dip it in, pull out and is clean again!  Forget what they call it, and not sure where to buy, but if was on TV, should be in Walmart, ha!  They show it cleaning silverware, so maybe not for brass? Not sure, but can't be any easier for sure. Then might still have to hit it with light polish and coat with something.



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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:27 PM

I can almost remember the first knockers I polished.

 

And the mind delves into the Mel Brooks universe...

 


Edited by WNYTractorTinkerer, October 14, 2014 - 03:33 PM.

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Posted October 14, 2014 - 03:27 PM

Sawdust, I know an artist that used to PEE on toilet float bowls to make them turn green after making into flower shapes for art.  Maybe you could go do a number on this for that?  Hee! Hee!


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 04:12 PM

You must do what the bride wants never mind what they say, their not going to suffer the wrath.

 

Well, in this case, my bride wants the lion head gone, My kids, sisters, mom and I over ruled her this time. Thankfully I had back up or I would've lost the battle :rocker2:   :rolling:

 

I would think about the patina, but door is getting painted and knob and dead bolt are polished brass so....


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Before you go to far, are you positive it is brass and not bronze? 


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 05:50 PM

sounds like someone needs a trip home :poke: :bigrofl:


Haha!! Got me there. Or 2 minutes without a crying baby. Heck a minute would work.
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Posted October 14, 2014 - 06:34 PM

Here's what you need to try.  Cheap too.  You can get it at Wall-mart or Home Depot etc.  This stuff is awesome for brass and aluminum

Jack..

 

http://www.nevrdull.com/


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Posted October 14, 2014 - 07:13 PM

Bar Keepers Friend is a great product too.  It was invented to keep Brass fixtures in bars shiney.

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