Sprucing up a Stanley 45

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Forum topic by garratti posted 04-27-2010 05:53 AM 1259 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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7 posts in 1988 days

04-27-2010 05:53 AM

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Hello, I am brand new here so I have not had time to sift through all the forum entries. I recently purchase a Stanley 45, and was wondering if there was a good way of sprucing up the nickel plating? I tried steel wool, which got off the .5 percent of rust that was on it. It has about 85 percent nickel still on it and just want a little bit of a shine for it. Thanks guys.


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#1 posted 04-27-2010 07:20 AM

Howdy, I’m brand new here myself. But to answer your question Garratti, the lost plating is gone, however you could potentially visit you’re local coin shop and ask for a nickel cleaner (the indian-head nickels were nickel) and depending on the shop they may have it. Although I would suggest you just polish it lightly with a cloth, lest you loose some plating.

-- Will in Boulder, CO

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 07:31 AM

Ok, I had no intention of making it look brand new, I plan on using it, just wanted it to look a little bit better. Any recommendations on polish?

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