|Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 04:54 pm: ||
Interested in any and all info pertaining to this Waterman K1 (completeness, rarity, value, overall condition etc. etc.)
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 06:32 pm: ||
How does one clean brass equipment by saoking .
I received a brass piece of an engine that had been overhauled and CAME BACK AS CLEAN AS A WHISLTE OVBIOUSLY SOAKE IN SOMETHING
CAN ANYONE HELP
Post Number: 91
|Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 03:17 pm: ||
Quinton you are in the wrong area for such a question .
You can safely use household brown vinegar .
Or carefully use hydrochloric acid .
Rinse in clean water and apply car wax or brass protector.
Post Number: 43
|Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 06:33 pm: ||
Muriatic acid is also effective for cleaning brass. It may be more readily available and less expensive than hydrochloric acid. It's used to condition swimming pool water. Dilute with water. Be careful.
Post Number: 214
|Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 09:46 am: ||
Nice Waterman looks like a early one but the mixer looks like it came off a small hercules
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Friday, January 20, 2012 - 03:27 pm: ||
Watch any of these strong acids when cleaning corrosion off of old brass.
Don't let it sit on the brass very long.
Strong acids will quickly eat up the zinc in the brass turnng it from that gold color we all like to a copper color.
Brass is mostly a mixture of copper & zinc with a few trace elements mixed-in depending on the type of brass alloy.
Bronze is a mixture of copper & tin with additional trace elements mixed-in depending of the bronze alloy type...