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#1003225 - 1st Mar 2016 2:53pm Metal Polishing.
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Hello folks, I'm restoring an old banjo,and need to polish some nickel components,are there any engineering enthusiasts on the site who may have a wheel set-up,or anybody who can point me towards a solution?
Thank you for reading, Tom.

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#1003237 - 1st Mar 2016 4:38pm Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: RedTom]
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Edited by karlb (1st Mar 2016 4:39pm)

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#1003240 - 1st Mar 2016 4:46pm Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: karlb]
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Thank you for that, but I don't have a stand or vice for a drill, and as the parts I want to clean are small, I was thinking a bench wheel affair would be easier for me to hold the items while cleaning them, but if all else fails, I'll keep that in mind as an option.

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#1003246 - 1st Mar 2016 5:56pm Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: RedTom]
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A dremel type drill may be of use, cheap ones crop up at aldi/lidl/maplin/toolstation/screwfix etc.

Takes a bit of practice not to demolish the small polishing wheels.
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#1003304 - 2nd Mar 2016 12:41am Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Pity you're not nearer, Tom; I have polishing facilities which are a hangover from the days when I made jewellery. A word of warning: the fittings will be nickel plated steel, so take care not to cut through the plating.
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#1003668 - 5th Mar 2016 6:33pm Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: chriskay]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
A word of warning: the fittings will be nickel plated steel, so take care not to cut through the plating.


If they are plated nickel, would it not be easier to replate?

Just wondering like lol

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#1003717 - 6th Mar 2016 3:40pm Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: Lynda]
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Originally Posted By: chriskay
A word of warning: the fittings will be nickel plated steel, so take care not to cut through the plating.


If they are plated nickel, would it not be easier to replate?

Just wondering like lol


Small job = expensive.
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#1012665 - 27th Jun 2016 8:17am Re: Metal Polishing. [Re: RedTom]
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Thank you to those who recently replied (which I have managed to miss),I have solved the problem (at the expense of sore fingers for a few days)with some fine steel wool,and metal polish.

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