Always nice to hear from users of metal polishes as to what their favorite is and what they use it for. Here is what we heard recently about Wenol polish.
” I was introduced to Wenol at the “Reno Rumble” last fall. I have used it to polish my aluminum wheels on the RV and also to take some scratches out of the clear coat on a cargo door. “
If you have ever had a parking lot mishap like this, you probably think its a trip to the body shop. The cost is on you because of your deductible. If you have a tube of Wenol polish around, why not try it? You really can’t make it any worse, you were going to take it to the body shop guy anyway. So we started by doing a quick wash on this section of the car to get off the road dirt and grime. Then applied a little dab of Wenol polish onto a paper towel and rubbed it on the red paint transfer marks. We tried to keep right directly on the paint marks that were transferred as all we wanted to accomplish was to take off the marks to make it look better. You will need to apply some pressure to get the marks to lift, but Wenol did it for us. It took us about 10 minutes to get the bumper looking like it did in the middle picture. The red you see in the bottom of the bumper in that picture is just the reflection of the tube of Wenol in the polished bumper after we rubbed it down with a microfiber cloth. The black marks left on the bumper is where the original paint was removed by whatever had scraped the car. Those can be touched up to of course. You can go to YouTube and watch videos all day for tips on touch up paint. If you have some Wenol metal polish hanging around give it a try. A tube of Wenol costs some where around ten bucks depending on where you buy it.
Came across a tin container of vintage keys at a tag sale this weekend. Today we used some Wenol metal polish to clean up a No 60 Ford Model T key , a no 2926 Master key made in Milwaukee, an Eagle Lock Co key made in Terryville, Conn and an old Lane Chest key. As you can see from the before and after pictures a little dab of Wenol red polish and a rather aggressive wipe with a microfiber cloth is all that was needed to take decades of crud off these keys and make them look new. Just for a little added zing we did do a last rub with Wenol blue polish to put on a show room like finish. If you would like to buy some Wenol red or blue for yourself, please click here to purchase it from our recommended supplier.
This post is to show how easy it is to brighten the finish of mid century brass pulls with Wenol Red & Blue metal polish.
- Tube of Wenol Red Polish
- Tube of Wenol Ultra Soft (Blue) Polish
- Nirile Gloves
- Horse Hair Detail Brush
- Microfiber Cloth
Instruction and Application:
- Squeeze a small amount of the Wenol polish out of the red tube onto the brass backplate. A small length of 1/4 inch or so is more than enough for each pull.
- Spread the polish evenly with your finger tips. If you have some nitrile gloves, it spreads easier and also keeps your hands clean.
- Let the Wenol polish sit and work for a minute or so. Make sure you have covered all surfaces including tight areas where the bail mount joins the backplate so that you get an even finish.
- Wipe off the Wenol polish before it dries and crusts over with a soft cloth or even a paper towel. If you have a soft horse hair brush it is useful for taking out the polish that can get caught in tight crevices.
- Take a microfiber cloth and buff to the desired sheen. If you would like a higher shine, apply the polish again. It took less than 5 minutes on each of the pulls we polished.
- For an even higher shine and some longer protection from corrosion, as a last step apply Wenol Ultra Soft polish in the blue tube. It gives you an awesome finish.