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Old 09-18-2011, 07:11 PM
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Anyone know of a product that will shine nickel plating? My hands are getting tired!

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Stupid Nickel...

Kevin,
Try Mothers Mag Metal Polish works great on nickel...

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Old 09-18-2011, 08:09 PM
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Hey Bob,
Is Mag Metal polish different from just the normal Mother's polish used with chrome?

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Old 09-18-2011, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: Stupid Nickel...

Kevin - either of these products have worked well for me:

Nevr-Dull (wadding) polish

Cape Cod Cloths

You can get either one anyplace that sells silver or cutlery polishes. Either one does a really nice job on nickel.

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Old 09-18-2011, 11:28 PM
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No products out there that we can just dip this stuff in and it comes out shiny is there?!?! Haha, vintage drums would be so much easier if there were!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:23 AM
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Kevin,
The product I use is Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. It's a white paste and comes in a 5 oz. tin. Apply it to the nickel with a terry cloth towel, or reasonable facsimile, and rub it in gently. You'll get a black residue on the cloth. Polish it off with a clean cloth and you should be good to go. No real hard rubbing is necessary. This particular product is not recommended for chrome. I'm sure there are other good producta out there but this one works really well on nickel. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: Stupid Nickel...

I have used the Mothers mag polish and it works well. I usually use Flitz and have used simichrome.

I picked up some of those Cape Cod cloths a while back. They work pretty well but I personally like Flitz or simchrome better.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:26 PM
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Just an aside... the Cape Cod cloths were recommended to me by Mike Curotto some time back. Mike details more rare drums in a month than most of us do in a life-time. On nickel... Cape Cod cloths do a fine job. You need to bear in mind that whatever you use, polishing nickel parts is going to take a bit of elbow-grease.

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Old 10-08-2011, 03:44 PM
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Simichrome polish works really well too.
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