Re: [CR]Restoring Worn Parts? Copper platers brush FS

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:30:20 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Restoring Worn Parts? Copper platers brush FS
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David Cowie wrote:
> The best hand tool for removing above average oxidation on chrome or
> aluminum, that I have found, are these wire "platers" brushes. They do
> the heavy work w/o deeply marking. I cleaned a heavily oxidized Fiame
> rim,today, and after brushing and semichrome pollish , I had a Very nice
> finish, quickly.
> 13-1/2" overall, hard-wood handle, 7"x 3/4" of brissels.(fits between
> spokes well.) Looks like an average wire brush but has copper alloy
> bristles.

One of my favorite tools. I've seen them called "scratch brushes." One steel and one that I thought was brass. Not so fond of the brass (copper) one as it seems to color the steel with brass.

They work great on things like the pebble textured areas of Campagnolo's product; very, very light circular motion and it comes out like a new casting!

My absolute _favorite_ tool for cleaning up above average oxidation is a #11 Exacto blade!!!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California