Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

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Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

Postby Jugster » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:39 pm

The black, double-duck canvas top of a 1912 S.C.A.R. touring car is held in place by one-hundred brass Murphy-fasteners which have been polished with Wenol brass polish. The problem, now, is one of harmlessly getting the residual brass polish out of the canvas around the Murphy-fasteners. Once having solved that, there remains the problem of how, in the future, to polish so darned many brass Murphy-fasteners without staining the fabric. As there are so many, masking with tape would be too time-consuming and impractical. Any ideas?
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Re: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

Postby oldcarfudd » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:07 pm

I have no idea how to get the overspill out of the fabric. But, for the future: Are these zillions of fasteners reasonably equally spaced? If so, you could make a template that would slip over a few fasteners at a time to protect the surrounding fabric. Then a little buffing wheel in a Dremel tool would shine the fasteners rather easily.

Is this the S.C.A.R. that has spent some time in Steve Bono's, now Jeff Keysor's, shop? Is it your own now? What's it like to drive?
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Re: Polishing Brass Murphy-Fasteners on a Canvas Top

Postby Jugster » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:51 pm

Yes, it was at Steve Bono's shop.
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