A Forum For Modelers By Modelers.
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Finnishing Brass fittings

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
HS93
Lost But Never Forgotten R.I.P
avatar

Posts : 69
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : merseyside

PostSubject: Finnishing Brass fittings   Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:33 pm

A tip I was shown was to use a soft brass brush to burnish fittings, it takes the shine of them but gives them a nice luster also if there is soft solder it blends it in , you can use a copper brush as well but the old hush Puppy brushes that Dave (Norsman) uses on his brothel creepers are fine

these parts where all being painted so it didn't matter but it is good if you have got a light tarnish as it gets in to small crevasses, don't use steel as it scratches that is why I use copper as it is softer, but hush puppy brushes are very soft, the brass brushes where got from an engineering rally prob Tracy tools or chronos or even the one on the south coast that is closing that I cannot rember the name off

hope this helps

Peter
Back to top Go down
Norseman
Master
Master
avatar

Posts : 219
Join date : 2011-06-11
Location : Liverpool

PostSubject: Re: Finnishing Brass fittings   Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Hi Peter

My wife threw all my old Brothel creepers out - it's just slippers for me now mate. Gaffer tape round the toes keeps them toasty warm and a touch of mastic holds them all together for yet another year.

Re that very tidy brasswork - it was a nice lesson but now you'll have to show me how to paint it too:) and I know how you hate painting:lol:

Dave
Back to top Go down
nhp651
Captain (moderator)
Captain (moderator)
avatar

Posts : 2839
Join date : 2011-06-11
Age : 66
Location : Fleetwood Lancashire

PostSubject: Re: Finnishing Brass fittings   Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:58 am

beautiful work.......I live and look in awe of your workmanship, peter.
Back to top Go down
AlanP
Master
Master
avatar

Posts : 276
Join date : 2011-06-11
Age : 73
Location : South Cumbria

PostSubject: Re: Finnishing Brass fittings   Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:25 pm

Nice Peter, love that searchlight, puts mine to shame, might have to make another one now, perhaps you could give us a lesson on making one.



Alan
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Finnishing Brass fittings   

Back to top Go down
 
Finnishing Brass fittings
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
TheRcModelBoatForum.com :: Technical Pages :: Tips & Tricks!-
Jump to: