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05-19-2003, 09:19 PM
How do I get this hardware back to it's shiny old self? It's stainless steel, right? It's off of my 1957 Chris Craft...

Scott Rosen
05-19-2003, 09:23 PM
It's bronze, and don't even bother trying to shine it.

If you really want shine, then have it chrome plated.

Dave Fleming
05-19-2003, 09:36 PM
Scott, not to pick nits but....
You sure that is Bronze or a Bronze finish on plate? Reason for asking the inside doesn't look 'bronzy', if ya folla.
I agree if solid leave as is.


Leon m
05-19-2003, 09:46 PM

05-20-2003, 12:04 AM
I would take it to an industrial plater and have it nickle plated.

Ian Wright
05-20-2003, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by davef:
I would take it to an industrial plater and have it nickle plated.Better perhaps to have the parts un-plated first then polished, copper plated twice, re-polished, nickle plated twice, re-polished, and chrome plated,,,,,, if you want a decent job that is,,,,,
I suspect that might be the Ant F*****s way though. smile.gif


05-20-2003, 03:56 AM
Their primary focus is house stuff, but these folks are the "Kirby Paints" of hardware:


OOPS - thanks Ned ;) - some day I'll learn not to do things in such a hurry ... nah...

[ 05-20-2003, 09:57 AM: Message edited by: Concordia..41 ]

05-20-2003, 06:31 AM
Margo, don't you mean "Kirby"? :D Seeing as that hardware is off a C.C. it was originally chrome on bronze (or maybe for a lockset chrome on brass- but probably not). Either way, the plating is gone & it must be rechromed to look original again.

05-20-2003, 08:30 AM
Try the search thingy. There was a feller on here a few days ago offering his advice on refinishing metal. He seemed to be in the business.

bob goeckel
05-20-2003, 09:59 AM
couldn't you just buff it on a wheel and clear coat it?