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Old 03-01-2015, 02:39 PM
1313ths 1313ths is offline
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Default Restore a silver sparkle finish on a 60's Ludwig

Hi folks,

Anyone have much luck bringing back the silver sparkle finish of a slightly faded and dirty 60's Ludwig with soap, waxing and or fine sanding / clear coat?

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Old 03-01-2015, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: Restore a silver sparkle finish on a 60's Ludwig

Wash it with Dawndiswashing soap. Rinse and the use Novus#2 and then Novus#1 Do not use sandpaper.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:08 PM
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Default Re: Restore a silver sparkle finish on a 60's Ludwig

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Wash it with Dawndiswashing soap. Rinse and the use Novus#2 and then Novus#1 Do not use sandpaper.
+ 1 on that!
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: Restore a silver sparkle finish on a 60's Ludwig

I had good luck on my badly "ginger aled" 1969 Luddys using a few Mister Clean Magic Erasers. Removed all HW and used a mild DW soap and warm H2O. Just keep the sponge damp and rinse often during the cleaning. After using the Magic Eraser and drying off I used some liquid Murphy's car shining wax. The results were remarkable for me, inexpensive and people noticed the shine.

I have used Novus on drums as well. Costs a bit more.
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