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Author Topic: Best stuff to polish up watch parts?  (Read 6592 times)
mudslag
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« on: January 23, 2011, 07:22:43 am »

Whats the best stuff to use to polish up pocket watch parts? Im working on creating some jewelry but need to polish up a few of the parts. Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 11:53:14 pm »

Wire wool is generally good for shining brass/copper parts and generally works better than metal polishes which can corrode the metal over time without regular cleaning.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 12:19:30 am »

Since these parts are so small I would suggest trying:



Like Madasasteamfish said, polish can corrode metal over time so be sure to rinse the parts very thoroughly.  Tarn-X will actually reverse tarnish as you watch and without buffing so it might be easier than steel wool or rouge and a buffer. 
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