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#2152929 - 09/18/13 10:17 AM cleaning/refinish the brass logo  
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Hi!

Wonder about advices how to refinish the brass logo (Steinway&son) without harm the polyester. Many thanks for advices

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#2152959 - 09/18/13 11:09 AM Re: cleaning/refinish the brass logo [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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most brass cleaning fluid will have some effect despite the little lacquer above the logo. at worst you attain the brass.

Last edited by Olek; 09/18/13 11:10 AM.

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#2152979 - 09/18/13 11:42 AM Re: cleaning/refinish the brass logo [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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This may not be good advice, so caution is in order... (in other words, do not try this at home smile ).

I used 0000 steel wool and a soapy water solution; use minimal pressure. This will clean/polish the brass lettering nicely, but will leave small, minute scratches in the finish; however, the very fine scratches can be polished/buffed out with a good piano polish.

It worked for me... smile

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#2153009 - 09/18/13 12:41 PM Re: cleaning/refinish the brass logo [Re: Jazzniklas]  
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Something else that will work, if there is no lacquer or finish on the brass itself: Just rub the lettering prodigiously with your fingers. Palm oil has enough of a acidic quality to it that it will cut through the oxidation on the brass. It's a lot of work, but you will be assured of not harming the finish. Anything with solvent or abrasives, no guarantee.



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