Pen Turning: Sprucing Up a completed Pen before it is sold

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Forum topic by goodwood posted 12-05-2009 04:22 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2009 04:22 PM

Does anyone have a technique for sprucing up pens that have been turned, and finished and sitting in a storage box for a while ? I want to remove the fingerprints from the metal and give the wood one last spit shine before I put it in a box for the customer.

Windex the metal and Pledge the wood ?

Any idea’s ?

Thanks !!!!

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#1 posted 08-06-2010 07:09 PM

Brass or chrome polish?

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#2 posted 08-06-2010 07:18 PM

I would recommend a couple things. First, the Beale buffing system really works great, and that is a good time to use it, after your finish is good and dry. The other thing that helps is apply some Renaissance Wax. It is a micro-crystalline wax that won’t show finger prints.
Also, if you are using a CA finish, the plastic scratch remover followed by the plastic polish will really put on a shine.
Hope this helps.

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