Nickel plated hardware is getting popular again. If you are fortunate enough to have old hardware from the 30′s or 50′s, why not restore it instead of replacing it? Take a look at the before and after picture of 2 different types of hinges we used some Simichrome on. Just a 1/4 inch dab of polish on each hinge gently rubbed on with a small piece of 0000 steel wool, then wiped to a smooth shine gave results to these hinges in less than a couple minutes each.
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One of our oldest reviews that still gets a lot of views is a post we did back in October of 2008. It was a video demo along with before and after pictures of a chrome bath faucet using Simichrome polish and Flitz Faucet Wax. If you would like to see the original demonstration click here. The Faucet & Care Kit used then has been discontinued. Nothing at all has changed in the formula for the two polishes Simichrome & Flitz Faucet Wax ) used. You still only have to apply a small amount of polish and spread it over the entire faucet and then buff it off with the cloth supplied with the kit. Repeat if necessary until the build up of soap and lime is removed and the shine restored. Then simply use another of the cloths and apply a small amount of Flitz Wax, let it dry and buff off. This will give you a longer time period before you need to polish again. If you do get some soap scum, finger prints, hair spray on the fixture, just wipe clean with a little Flitz Faucet Wax on a cloth to restore the shine. It is of course always wise to check what the manufacture of your faucet recommends for a polish, especially if it is a living or brushed type of finish. And even then try it in a small inconspicuous spot.
What can a little Simchrome polish do? Well take a look at this old solid brass key that was used to wind a clock here at our shop. Just an 1/8 inch dab of polish right out of a tube onto a soft paper towel was all it took. Check out the results after a couple of minutes of effort in the pictures below. Looking for some Simichrome polish? If you can’t find it locally, why not buy it on-line from our recommended stocking dealer that ships your order usually within 24 hours of your order. Click the link to their website WinterBrookFarmAntiques.com or buy it from Simichrome.com
At times, that the easy open metal lids on the 250 gram (8.82 ounce ) cans of Simichrome polish tend to bend if not opened carefully and then will not seal well after repeated openings. This of course can cause the product to lose freshness and dry out. The next time you need to buy a can of Simichrome, try just putting a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the polish before putting the lid back on. It will keep the air off the product and result in longer shelf life.