We are always interested in hearing about uncommon uses for metal polishes that we review. In an e-mail received last week, we were told by a young lady that she had heard about Autosol polish on one of the bagpipe forums she follows. She decided to try some on her bagpipe’s nickel ferrules. I am happy to report to you that she feels it worked great for her application. If you would like to try some too, just click here to get some Autosol quickly from our recommended online supplier. They ship most anywhere in the USA.
From time to time we get e-mails asking if we think one type or another polish will remove scratches from shiny Apple products like iPods etc. While we do not have any first hand experience, we did come upon an interesting video posted on YouTube for just such a question. It is a video put up by bananalicks that has had some 268 thousand views. He uses Autosol metal polish in this video to take out scratches in his iPod Touch. His technique is good, judge for yourself if you would want to try it. Our only suggestion would be for you to try it an inconspicuous spot to see if you like the results the polish would give you. Autosol polish can be purchased from our recommended supplier by clicking here. You can find bananalicks video by clicking here.
|Polish Guy Tip : “Don’t ever use tooth paste to polish your iPod. That would NOT be a good idea.“|
If you restore old cars, old vintage Hella lights go for a premium price. This light assembly was made in Germany. The markings on the lens read K4556 1-101670 Hella made in Germany. On the inside back of the light reflector are numbers 142 ZFH ~~K 4556 Giuhlampe H3 on a yellow oval paper label. As you can see by the before photo below this was a barn find and was pretty dirty. In fact you could hardly read the lettering on the light. After taking the lamp apart, it was washed down with a mild soap, rinsed with clean water and dried. It was still impossible to see through the lens and the back of the assembly which is chrome was heavily tarnished. We decided to see what some Simichrome polish would do. On the lens itself, all that was necessary was about an inch or so dab of Simichrome polish right out of the tube. That was spread evenly with the finger tips of our hands. After letting it sit for a minute or two, the polish was wiped clean with a paper towel. That removed all the lingering caked on crud that had collected over the years from the ridges, mold lines and lettering. The inside of the lamp and the back side were tougher jobs. The inside cleaned up the easiest with a dab of Simichrome on a soft microfiber cloth. We had to be gentle with it as some of the plating on the inside of the reflector was flaking. On the back of the lamp, again we used Simichrome, spread evenly over all the chrome surface and buffed it to a clean shiny finish with the microfiber cloth turning it often to a clean section. Two applications were needed. The light was then buffed with a clean cloth and re assembled. Take a look at the pictures and see for your self what a little time and some Semichrome can do. You can buy the products we used in this post by clicking here from our recommended Simichrome polish distributor.
In what seems as an annual notice for Simichrome, USA dealers and distributors were sent the factory 2014 price increase for Simichrome polish.
Effective March 1, 2014 , the list price will be $12.95 for the 1.76 ounce (50 gram) tubes, $38.75 for the small 8.82 ounce (250 gram) cans and $94.95 for the 35.27 ounce (1000 gram) large cans. That is a weighted average of 5 % increase in price. Simichrome normally increases prices once per year. But they are always subject to change without notice. If you are a volume user of Simichrome, you might want to think about stocking up a little at the old prices if you can find any. Our recommended supplier’s website for Simichrome polish can be found by clicking here.