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polishing copper mechs...what do you use?

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  1. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 11, 2017
    alba
    all,
    pulled the trigger on a 5GVapes ice spiders mech that's made of copper with a really nice shine (also takes a 20700!). none of my other mechs have a finish like this...
    stock image...more pics when it arrives. any of you have any tips on polishing something like this to keep it looking tip top?
    which polish? manual or with a jig? brasso? paste?
    appreciate any info you can share.
     
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  2. Tom Forde

    Tom Forde Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2015
    NJ
    I can’t see the pic, but assuming it’s a copper mod, use Mother’s Mag...a large tin of that will last you forever. That & a couple microfiber cloths will have you set for a long time


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  3. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    thanks for that. i hadn't heard of it and thought it might just be a US thing but i see it on amazon UK. added to basket along with some cloths.
     
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  4. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    The standard polish for copper in general is brasso
     
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  5. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    cheers, got some brasso. will see what works best.
     
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  6. dripster

    dripster Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2017
    Belgium
    Cape Cod polishing cloths.
     
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  7. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    will check them out, thanks.
     
  8. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    Brasso works well.

     
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  9. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    will check that out too...thank you
     
  10. VHRB2014

    VHRB2014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    Nic`d Up in Cali.
    This one gets polished daily with a t-shirt. :?)
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  11. VHRB2014

    VHRB2014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    Nic`d Up in Cali.
  12. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    that is a nice thing!
     
  13. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    Ketchup:thumb:
     
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  14. HauntedMyst

    HauntedMyst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2013
    Chicago
    Since its new, if you want to keep it nice, just use some car polish. Think Carnauba wax. No abrasives. If it gets scratched or aged, then bring out the brasso.
     
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  15. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    thanks all. informative as always.
    it got delivered today but won't get my mitts on it until tomorrow.
    the copper cap for the dead rabbit is still in transit as is the copper banshee RDA.
     
  16. lupinehorror

    lupinehorror numpty wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    alba
    and it is here...the ice spiders from 5G vape (or is it 5Gvape). anyhoo...it's a lovely thing. best tube mech i've got my hands on up until now. perfectly finished and built.
     
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  17. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    For me it's Wrights Copper Cream all the way. Non toxic, no petroleum, water soluble and designed/formulated for cleaning Kitchenware.

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  18. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Those look cracking. Admit it, how disappointed are you after the pic when you have to touch them to move them :D
     
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  19. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    A lot, actually it's painful ;)
     
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  20. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    This is my actual routine for deep cleaning my gear which I do "maybe" ever other month.
    • Few min's in Ultrasonic
    • Rub down with Wrights Copper Creme (or Brass, Silver as designated)
    • Rinse with water and dry
    • Touch up with Sunshine Cloth
    • Apply Deoxit Gold to threads and contacts
    This keeps all my mods in top performing and looking shape. For daily maintenance I'll wipe down with damp cloth and maybe touch up with Sunshine Cloth.
     
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