Headstall restored using Simichrome polish

October 4, 2014 · Filed Under Simichrome · Comment 

One of our customers was kind enough to send us a picture  of a headstall that she polished using Simichrome polish.  Thank you for sharing it with us. It shows just how well Simichrome was able to bring it back to life. If you would like to try some on your next saddle or bridle restoration project, just click here to order some from our recommended Simichrome online supplier.

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Upcycling a Boston apartment

September 3, 2014 · Filed Under Autosol · Comment 

Looking for decorating ideas for your apartment or dorm? Check out the pictures below of vintage car hub caps. They came out of a back room of an antique store in the Berkshires. Your imagination, a little time and some Autosol metal polish and you’ve got some thing to make your friends envious.  The mirror  finished table was also an upcycle project. Don’t know what type of polish to buy or how to use it on your project? Well then, take a look at some of the other posts and videos on  thePolishGuy.com  this very website you are on. To look for polishes, applicator cloths, buff balls etc, click here to buy them from our recommended online supplier. You will get them quickly.

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Cleaning Case Hardened Steel Machinist Tools with Simichrome polish

August 22, 2014 · Filed Under Simichrome, Uncategorized · Comment 

In a lot of machinist tools we came across a L. S. Starrett Co. No 160 set of Tool Makers  Steel Clamps. These 2″ clamps are usually found in pairs and were used for layout work or holding work securely in drilling and other such operations. This tool has a smooth case hardened finish, so Simichrome made quick work of cleaning it up. All we used was a little dab of Simichrome right from the tube, about the size of a pencil eraser, and spread it evenly on all surfaces with our fingers. A good trick is to protect your hands with nitrile gloves. That way they stay not only clean, but spread the polish very effectively with no waste.  Simichrome is a bit pricey, but it works very well and a little goes a long , long way. On the knurled surfaces of the screw handle and treads, we used a horse hair detail brush to get the polish worked into the crevices. Once applied, just wipe it down with a soft microfiber cloth such to get results like you see in the picture below. If you would like to buy some Simichrome polish for your self, click here to buy it from our recommended Simichrome polish distributor.

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Cleaning a rosary with Flitz polish

August 13, 2014 · Filed Under Flitz Polish · Comment 

If you ever feel the need to clean your old well used rosary, you should try Flitz polish. The small rosary pictured below was one given over 50 years ago to a child for her first communion.  As happens with this type of item, after years of use it was put away for safe keeping in a treasure box. Decades later it was easily restored to its original beauty with little effort using some Flitz so that it could be passed onto another very special child. Flitz is a good choice for this type of restoration as it is water based and does not cake up in the crevices and teeny tiny details of such a small intricate rosary. Just follow the simple directions on the container. You can purchase Flitz from our recommended supplier by clicking here.

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