On a 1912, I'd say just click the cap off and carry on ...
On a TTO, I'm not sure of the mechanism so I'd err on the cautious side. Cotton wool buds is my weapon of choice. Q-tips? Is that the right term? Squirt a load of metal polish up there and get scrubbing! It can help to manually hold the cap closed so that the handle doesn't get in your way.
Good call! Super results! Grab yourself a tube of Peek polish and apply a dab with a cotton cloth, like a handkerchief. You can polish up those toothbrush scratches in no time and give a really shiny finish.
Did you electroplate this yourself? It looks good.
Yes I did it at home myself. Thank you.
Very nice! I have always been intrigued with the electroplating process but have never really looked at all that is required in order to do it at home. It would be great to replate the odd razor, maybe get a thick high end finish on a long time used personal razor or two. I do know that it is a very old process so I imagine it can be done with minimal equipment and some electricity. But, getting the item well cleaned, and the connection points on the item....sounds tricky.
My setup consist of 1 lt. Bright Nickel bath which I purchased prepared. 1 pcs. Nickel Anode. and a charger.
A voltage between 2V-3V can be used. I generally use 2.5V and keep the razor approximately 10cm away from the anode.
First of all prepare the razor for the plating. A coarse compound to remove the prior plating and then buffing with the finer compounds. Next is the important part "degreasing" using some solutions such as a prepared degreaser, vinegar, lye bath etc. I'm just trying. I got a better result in lye bath I guess.
Then the plating starts. I keep the razor almost 5 mins. in the bath. Actually It doesnt look like a thick plating but I'm worried about keeping it in much longer because I'm not sure about the results
9nein9: To like or not to like the like button? That is the question. Our society thrives off the like button it seems . I'm not sure if I like it or I don't like it.Just kind of got used to it .
Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6
9nein9: Is it just me or is the site acting wonky?
Jan 23, 2020 0:12:49 GMT -6
9nein9: All good now . Was slow scrolling and freezing up earlier
Jan 23, 2020 1:59:36 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No issue on our end, must have been a pro boards issue.
Jan 24, 2020 18:51:19 GMT -6
wchnu: I only see this when I am not in the mobile version.
Jan 29, 2020 18:24:58 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
Feb 5, 2020 15:24:37 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: If I hadn't gone through it, I couldn't laugh like I do now. All good, and will be back around soon.
Feb 5, 2020 15:25:06 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Just got done with 2nd interview with the prospective employer. It went well, so here's to hoping they finish the background check soon. I'll let y'all know when I hear more.
Feb 27, 2020 15:26:47 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
Mar 12, 2020 15:40:29 GMT -6
andy914: Congrats on the new job!
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