Clear all

Brass Polishing

4 Posts
3 Users
Posts: 1
New Member
Topic starter

Have 1915 Ford Model T Roadster and an Ashton 3 chime steam whistle from early 1900's steam ship.  Never can get my brass to gleam. Would like to hear on how to do that. Use buffer?  Have arthritis in hands make hard rubbing painful.

T at Depoe Bay
Ashton steam whistle


Posted : March 20, 2023 11:35 pm
Posts: 307
Honorable Member

I'd use a buffing wheel on the steam whistles. Harbor Freight, Grizzly, etc. sell them. It won't help on your Model T radiator, though you could try a wheel on an electric drill. Also, don;t forget grand-kids, young neighbors, or a local scout troop, they will have fun polishing for a few $. Any good brass polish and some soft cloths will work, and they can't do any damage. 

Posted : April 16, 2023 11:57 pm
Posts: 1
New Member

I have found that the polish makes a difference.  I recommend trying Wenol red (not blue).  It is available online at several places, including Walmart.  I think that it is better and even less abrasive than Brasso.

Posted : April 17, 2023 6:05 pm
Posts: 307
Honorable Member

If you search the MTFCA Forum under "brass polish" you'll be reading for week!

Posted : April 17, 2023 6:20 pm