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  1. #11
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    Laquer thinners does the trick as does IPA.....and a good old fashioned toothbrush

    Cheers
    Andrew

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    now thats the kind of solution i was hoping for! thanks! headed out to the shed now!

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    Don't ever put aluminum in an ultrasonic cleaner. The frequency destroys the metal at the molecular level. Might be good if you're looking for a very permanent antique finish .... just don't leave it in too long or it will look like swiss cheese.

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    good to know!. before i asked the question i boiled it and it totally ruined the polish. looked like dull pot metal. I had to re polish the whole thing. the thinner and toothbrush worked amazing after that though!

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    In a pinch wd40 will dissolve rouge. But it leaves that wd40 smell.
    Ron VanOstrand
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    we poured bronze the other day. here is a link to some de gating and shell removal photos.http://thatcherworks.blogspot.com/20...tol-grips.html

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    i need to go get some sandpaper grits between 250 and 1000 and re do this one.

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    poured the rest. here is a tank half

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    and the other side.

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    Are you making Easter eggs? or is it for Fabergé

    arnaud

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