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Old 10-10-2019, 06:26 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Default Nickel over brass-polishing recipe?

I read recently about polishing the NOB hoops and lugs on the Leedy Concert snare project.
My efforts didn’t get terrific results: I cleaned them, and used metal polish and cleaner (“white Diamond”, regular ol’ chrome polish), and it all looked pretty good.
Then I took some pics to post here, and things looked dull, etc. in fact, now that I look at the picture again, it looks like the ‘before’ picture.

So I read about soaking rods, lugs, etc overnight in vinegar, then again overnight in Simple Green.

The vinegar idea is new to me. Does this process sound like it would leave the Nickel plating bright & shining?
This project is my first encounter with NOB. A good time to ask for advice!
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