"Mary Fisher" wrote
| "S Viemeister" wrote
| > I'ver had good luck with boiling brass, then scrubbing with
| > an old toothbrush (I suppose a new toothbrush could be used).
| OK, Sheila, thanks for that.
| Can you lend me a vessel which will accommodate a 30" diameter plaque?
Local restaurant, school or canteen potwasher?
Form a circle of desired diameter with close spaced loose laid bricks and
press polythene sheeting in to make a pond of requisite size !
(I've caustic soda stripped doors this way in years gone by.)
I'll lend you one, if you have something that will let me do
electrolytic de-rusting of a two-man logging saw. I need about 5' of
10" pipe - wonder what the gas board's yellow offcuts are up to ?
Would your plaque fit in a plastic dustbin lid ?
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Your logging saw is a perfect candidtate for the 'make a shape in loose laid
bricks and push a polythene sheet into it' technique - last difficult
derusting I did electrolytically was a 5 foot feed screw off a lathe - used
a length of soil pipe with a stop end.
When I re lacquered my brass door furniture I just put them all in a plastic
bucket , poured water soluble paint stripper over them, brushed it all over
(makes a nice clean paint brush!) and covered the bucket in cling film to
stop too much evaporation. After about 3 hours I rinsed them off under the
tap, and dried them in a tepid oven. Gave them a good polish, washed them
again in very hot water, then repeated the oven treatment.
Sprayed them with car lacquer but it's too early yet (2 months) to see if it
"Mary Fisher" wrote
| Thinks - perhaps a large plastic bag - if I can find one wioth
| no child safety holes ... Hmm, thanks.
Make your own from plastic sheeting and a Smart Sealer plastic-bag-sealer
Going to rather a lot of trouble and expense for something I've lived with
for years ...
Just had a thought. I could spray the desired solvent on the plaques ...
... or I wonder if the steam cleaner might do the job?
I'll try that first.
But I'm grateful for all the suggestions. They've all made the grey cells
I have stripped a long narrow object* by placing it on cling film and
liberally lacing with Nitromors, then loosly wrapping it up in the clingfilm
overnight. In the morning washed away the gunge and the job was done.
* OK, it was a 4'6"x3" marble hearth upstand that had been broken in several
bits and badly repaired with various adhesives. I scrupulously cleaned the
bits and reglued them together with super glue.
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