Polish

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  1. Gareth Shepherd

    Gareth Shepherd United Kingdom Subscriber

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    I cleaned my recent purchase of a nice gold x246b, however, I've left some swirl markes on the tank. I was wondering what polishes poeple use? Or if anyone can recomend any products in the UK. Thanks in advance 20191201_140626.jpg
     
  2. ColinG

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    Just to be clear, the tank/fount is painted... is that correct? If it is, I'd be careful polishing it any more as you may make the swirls worse. You might try a gentle wax based polish to cover the marks and leave it at that.
     
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    AussiePete Australia Subscriber

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    Yes, I'm with Colin, just carefully wax polish and leave it. Its looking very good now, just need to see it lit up :D/
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    If its paint, I wouldn't use polish. Just some Auto wax at most.
    If the Tilley's speculum-plated, perhaps gently with the usual Autosol, fine 'Mothers' or any reputed Auto polishes.
    If the paint's bad or peeling, then either just a clean-up or strip and recoat.
    But if you've decided to polish a compromised plated fount down to the base metal such as brass, some coaser steel wool or not-too-coarse sanding pad/sponge, wet-worked for plating removal, subsequently followed by finer grades till you get the finish want.
    Electrolysis might be less labourious if you have the setup.
     
  5. george

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    I agree, just light application of auto wax and leave it alone. I think it looks good!
     

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