[rescue] Dual headed U10
velociraptor at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 16:18:03 CDT 2006
On 8/21/06, Janet Campbell <janet at foonly.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, velociraptor wrote:
> > On an iBook, I can see Brasso working ok (there's a lot of stuff out
> > there on Brasso use on iPods), but I'm still not sure I'd use it on
> > plastic because of the oily mess. You can get polishing compound
> > intended specifically for acrylic from Dick Blick art supplies, so I'd
> > probably go that route.
> Yeah, acrylic is tricky to polish under the best of circumstances, as many
> cleaners can provoke hazing. I'd stick to (mild!) detergents and water.
Google for iPod and Brasso. The front part of iPods are made of the
same stuff as iBooks and folks have had decent luck with Brasso on
there. If I were to do it though, I'd open the sucker up and do it on
the bare front, that way I could wash it with soap and water after.
A trick of the ROTC/.mil trade for slow-to-tarnish "brass" is using
Brasso on it, then soap and water to get the oil off, as well as using
a cloth to handle the brass when you are re-attaching it to your
uniform. Oil, either from the Brasso or your hands, makes the brass
gah. The amount of no-longer-useful trivia in my head is astounding at times.
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