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Old 05-25-2007
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Originally Posted by bestfriend
G - First I would say just to call the regular guys and ask them what they use, they should be willing to share. What is your prop made of? Looks like you have a soft metal, brass, bronze(my guess), nickel? I am not an expert about props. But i do know that you want something that is slightly abrasive, but not too much harder than the metal you are cleaning. You wouldn't want to use a steal grinding wheel on brass, it will just eat away the metal. Also, be careful with heat, as you can weaken the metal. I have heard of using a BBQ/Grill brick. It is made of pumice stone and is abrasive, but gentle enough on soft metal. I would scrape first with a paint scraper, then use the BBQ brick, then polish with a copper wire pad. Anyway, someone here will have the right answer(fstbttms?). For your use, smoooooooooth is the best.
The bronze they use for props is not a particularly soft metal. The suggestion of the oxy-acetylene torch was a joke.
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